Green Angel

by Alice Hoffman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0439443857 Global Overview for this book
Registered by XIV-590003 on 6/10/2007
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16 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by XIV-590003 on Sunday, June 10, 2007
Haunted by grief and by her past after losing her family in a fire, fifteen-year-old Green retreats into her ruined garden as she struggles to survive emotionally and physically on her own. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green can relearn the lessons of love and begin to heal enough to tell her story.

I love Alice Hoffman's books, the environment & the atmosphere are always one with the characters, Green probably more so than others. This charming short novel is a favourite of mine, I hope others will enjoy it as well.

Journal Entry 2 by XIV-590003 on Sunday, August 10, 2008
Bookring:
Please make a journal entry when you receive the book and again when you mail it off so I can keep track of it.
If you still haven't read the book after ONE month please send it on to the next participant, thank you.

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Y Lauraloo29 ~ CANADA/INTL Shippingü
ÿ Sunflowergirl ~ UK Shippingü
| Midlifecrisis ~ UK Shippingü
R Heaven-Ali ~ UK/INTL Shippingü
Û Dvg ~ USA Shippingü
öEasterngirl71 ~ USA Shippingü
" Bug2004 ~ USA Shippingü
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?Maurean ~ USA Shipping ü
óSoft-Landing ~ USA Shippingü
% Valentina1209 ~ USA & CANADA Shippingü
¬ Starrdust ~ CANADA/INTL Shippingü
Andthings ~ UK Shipping
¢ Martinburo ~ UK Shippingü
S Kbmarsh ~ UK Shipping
& Okarih ~ UK Shippingü
T Inver ~ UK/INTL Shippingü
ÑNickel27 ~ GERMANY/INTL Shipping
H Back to Rossella05

Journal Entry 3 by XIV-590003 at -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (8/17/2008 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom

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On its way to Lauraloo29

Journal Entry 4 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, August 25, 2008
Arrived today. I have a few rings before it, but they are on the short side as well. No worries. I will keep it moving.

Journal Entry 5 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, September 09, 2008
An interesting read. For some reason it took me longer than I thought to read it. I needed to think about it more.

It will be on its way to the UK next week. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 6 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The book has just arrived here, thanks for sending it on to me lauraloo29. And thanks to Rossella05 for letting me join the bookring. I'm a huge fan of Alice Hoffman's novels so can't wait to read this one. I hope it's as good as other books of hers that I've read - I'm sure it will be. I should get to this soon and will journal it again once I've read it.

Journal Entry 7 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I read the book in one sitting this afternoon. I picked the book up to have a look at it and ended up reading it! It was another fantastic read by Alice Hoffman. I find her books so engrossing and while they're always ethereal they're always very real too. I loved Green in this novel and her connections with nature; this was a sad book but ultimately a story of survival and renewal.

I've PM'd the next person on the list and am awaiting their address.

Journal Entry 8 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Friday, October 17, 2008
I posted the book on to midlifecrisis today by 2nd class post so it should get there by early next week.

Journal Entry 9 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, October 20, 2008
Arrived today - thank you. I have a couple of rings/rays already in my possession, but will try to keep this one moving as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 10 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, October 25, 2008
I agree - a magical account of loss, grief and survival. I love this author's mystical touch in all the books I have read. I am checking the next address and will journal as soon as Green is on her way. Thank you for including me in this ring.

Journal Entry 11 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Posted to HeavenAli today.

Journal Entry 12 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, October 30, 2008
Arrived safely today - thanks very much for sending it on. I will read it soon, one ring book in front of it : )

Journal Entry 13 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, November 07, 2008
I read this in one sitting last night curled up in bed with a mug of tea. A really charming short novel, with plenty of Alice Hoffman's characteristic mystical touches. This is a fairy story in a way, a tale of survival and healing. The story is often rather poignant, but the overall message is one of hope.

Journal Entry 14 by Heaven-Ali at sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/10/2008 UTC) at sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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If you have found this book, thank you for taking the time to look it up on the internet. Now please tell us what you thought of the book and what your plans for it are.

Journal Entry 15 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Monday, November 17, 2008
Arrived here safely! I will read it today and PM the next in line right away. Since I love Alice Hoffman, I know I will have this read quickly.

Journal Entry 16 by dvg at Postal Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/19/2008 UTC) at Postal Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES: I enjoyed the story of Green's journey through the grief of sudden loss, her struggle to survive, and the healing process. This is a young adult novel which is well written for a teenager and I highly recommend it. Will be sending to Easterngirl71 tomorrow. Enjoy. =)

Journal Entry 17 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Thursday, December 18, 2008
I will get to this book as quickly as possible. I just got home from a short visit in CT. This book was here to greet me! Thanks for sharing! Sent to Bug2004! I didn't like this book as well as some of you. I understand the book... loss, grief, healing...I just was not as impressed with this book as others written by Alice Hoffman.

Journal Entry 18 by easterngirl71 at Alton, Illinois USA on Friday, January 09, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/10/2009 UTC) at Alton, Illinois USA

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Sending to the next person in line! Bug2004! Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 19 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Friday, January 09, 2009
Rec'vd today...thanks for sharing!!

Journal Entry 20 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, January 25, 2009
Oh, how I wish this book were longer. It packs more of punch, being a shorter story, but I would love to follow Green around for awhile. It was just beautifully done....sad yet hopeful, real life yet fantasy, dark yet so full of light. Well done!!

Thanks so much for sharing, Rossella05! Off to Chambejd tomorrow.

Journal Entry 21 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, February 07, 2009
This book arrived this past Thursday and I finished it up today. It was a very nice short story. It started off a bit slow but I really enjoyed the story once it got going.

ETA: The book was mailed via first class on 2/17.

Journal Entry 22 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, February 23, 2009
This arrived on Friday; I read it over the weekend, and I'm going to PM soft-landing *right now*, and get her addy to send it along...

Thsi was a rather sad little tale - at least, more so than I'm used to with Hoffman; but I am drawn to her writing because I luv her prose, and it was just as wonderful in this short story as it is in her longer tales. Thanks so much for sharing it, Rossella, and I will be sending it along shortly.
*mailed to Soft-Landing, 2/26

Journal Entry 23 by Soft-Landing from Fresno, California USA on Monday, March 02, 2009
Received the book March 2, 2009. Requested address from valentina1209 for mailing upon completion.

Journal Entry 24 by Soft-Landing from Fresno, California USA on Friday, April 03, 2009
Will mail Green Angel to valentina1209 this week. I apologise for the delay - returned home from traveling last night. Although small, this book takes us through a dreamlike journey. I look forward to reading more of Alice Hoffman's work

Journal Entry 25 by valentina1209 from Bethpage, New York USA on Monday, April 06, 2009
Received today! I will be traveling over the Easter Break, so I can't read it right away. I promsie to get to it as soon as I return home and will get it moving along by the end of the month.

Thanks for including me in this ring.

4/19/09
Alice Hoffman has such a poetic and lyrical style of writing, which makes this tragically beautiful story such a pleasure to read. I enjoyed accompaniying Green/Ash on her journey of grief and healing, and as another poster mentioned, I am haunted by the feeling of wanting to know more about what happened to her long after I read the final page.


PM'd starrdust for her address

Journal Entry 26 by valentina1209 at bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 01, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/1/2009 UTC) at bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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sending to the next bookring participant

Journal Entry 27 by wingstarrdustwing from Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Picked this little book up at the Post Office today - - I'm really looking forward to reading it. This will be the first Alice Hoffman that I've read. Thanks for including me in this bookring, Rossella05.

Journal Entry 28 by wingstarrdustwing from Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 25, 2009
The first book by Alice Hoffman that I have read, thanks to this BookRing, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to delve into the world of Green/Ash through Hoffman's words. As others have stated before me it is a tale of loss, an aching of the heart & soul, and yet ultimately a tale of love, survival, hope and re-birth. I feel fortunate that this little book has crossed paths with me in life, and I'll look for other Hoffman books to read. Thanks for including me in this BookRing, Rossella05.

I have sent a pm to Andthings who is next on the list but so far no word back...

Journal Entry 29 by wingstarrdustwing at Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/5/2009 UTC) at Cookstown, Ontario Canada

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As I did not hear back from Andthings after several attempts to contact for a mailing address, I checked in with our BookRing Host and then connected with the next person on the list - Martinburo.

This little gem of a book was dropped off at the Post Office this morning and is now on its way across the Atlantic heading towards the home of Martinburo.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 30 by wingokarihwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, September 05, 2009
The book arrived today! I've just come back from a traumatic experience at the dentists so it cheered me up to see this package.

Journal Entry 31 by wingokarihwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, September 11, 2009
What a magical book... sad but full of hope. An awful lot of it resonated with me. I was completely drawn in to it from page 1. I think I'll look out for other books by this author.

Thank you Rossella05, for sharing this with us!

Journal Entry 32 by wingokarihwing at Royal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 11, 2009

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Sent to Inver today.

Journal Entry 33 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, September 14, 2009
With me now and pleased to see how small a book it was. It seems all the bookrings I have joined want to arrive at the same time. Will get to it ASAP.

17/9/09 ~ What a strange little book. As others have said a bit of a mystical/fairy story theme running through it and I can see why. Lovely written as always by Alice Hoffman. Thanks for allowing me to read it. Not often I read a book in a couple of days! No excuse really with this very short book.

Just waiting for nickel27 addy.

Journal Entry 34 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 25, 2009
Of in the mail today to nikel27 in Germany. Hoping it doesn't take too long to get there!

Journal Entry 35 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Monday, October 05, 2009
arrived safe at my house, will start reading today.

update:
Good read, the ending I thought was not so good to many answers what really happened.
Will sent home as soon I have the address.

Journal Entry 36 by nikel27 at Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 26, 2009

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Sorry for the delay in sending this BookRing home to you, but as my dog passed away I wasn't able to go to the post office

Journal Entry 37 by XIV-590003 on Monday, November 30, 2009
it's here! thank you nikel27 and thanks everyone for making this a successful bookring, i loved reading your JEs.

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