Pictures of Hollis Woods
This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
is the place where a baby was abandoned
is the baby’s name
is an artist
is now a twelve-year-old girl
who’s been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all.
When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they’ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won’t let anyone separate them. She’s escaped the system before; this time, she’s taking Josie with her. Still, even as she plans her future with Josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she’ll never forget.
Patricia Reilly Giff captures the yearning for a place to belong in this warmhearted story, which stresses the importance of artistic vision, creativity, and above all, family.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
A narrative unfolds in a series photographs. Artsy characters--art lovers would truly appreciate the nuances of the relationship that saves Hollis. Readers will have real emotional responses to what happens to this complex teenage girl needing a family. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmcpha3 - LibraryThing
In my option this is a great book. The characters are 100% believable. Hollis has constant flashbacks; one is given between each chapter, which paints this clear and real character in your mind. Her ... Read full review