it is over.
In one moment
it is gone.
Twelve-year-old Hope’s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other...more
I have been a fan of Carol Lynch Williams' books for a while now but, though I think Glimpse is a decent story, I still believe it to be the weakest I've read so far.
I would be the first to say that the author has a fantastic talent for getting inside the mind of her protagonist and dragging the reader with her along a tumultuous and usually painful journey. Williams' books are all about the characters, the relationships, the emotions and the darkest depths of the human mind. They are not prope...more
Glimpse is the third Carol Lynch Williams book I’ve read, and my first experience with her verse. I had suspected from the eloquently spare style of The Chosen One and Miles From Ordinary that the author would handle verse effectively, and that theory was borne out by the pared back, sharp poetry used to tell the story in Glimpse.
It’s abundantly clear that Lynch Williams isn’t afraid of tackling complex, even controversial topics, having covered polygamy, child abuse and mental illness...more
Imagine walking in on your sister holding a gun. What would you do ? How would you feel? Well in Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams you get a feeling of what it'd be like. Glimpse is a very deep and emotional book. It was actually my first verse book that I've read and I fell in love. I read Glimpse in a matter of hours, I got so intrigued. The cover also caught my attention, it's really cute.
This book is about a girl named Hope who has an older sister named Liz. Liz has always been more of a mothe
I never felt stuck in the writing, like I have before when reading free verse. I sometimes get caught up in the fact that it's poetry, and it yanks me out of the story. But with Williams' writing, I was thoroughly wrapped up in the...more
So, I was happy to find a novel told in verse-form instead of having to read a bunch of separate poems. Also, I just love Carol Lynch Williams. In Glimpse, Lizzie and Hope are sisters and have learned the hard way to watch out for one another. Their neglectful mother, who turns tricks for a living, has left the girls to fend for themselves. When Hope walks in on Lizzie and finds her holding a gun, everything changes. After Lizzie is sent to a psych ward, her sister is left to wonder when a...more
One of the twin sisters named Lizzie starts to go through some hard times. She does not socialize as much as she used to and she ends up getting placed in the hospi...more
When I first saw the breathtaking cover of Glimpse, I just had to borrow it even though I keep telling myself not to borrow anymore books since I have more than fifty books checked out on my card. Glimpse tells you the story in poetry format like Ellen Hopkin's books, and also like Ellen Hopkin's books, you read Glimpse like it's any other original book.
Glimpse focuses on two siblings: Hope and Lizzie, who are also best friends. Their father died on riding his motorcycle in a car...more
Things I was skeptical of: This is a gritty novel, with what I felt was a stereotypical portrayal of poor white...more
This is a story about sisters, Lizzie and Hope, who live with only their mother, since their father died when they were younger. Lizzie is now 14, I believe, since it doesn't really say and Hope is a year younger.
Hope walks in on Lizzie attempting suicide and catches her just in time (not a spoiler) and so Lizzie is admitted into a psychiatric hospital.
The story basically takes off from the...more
It was a bit like a puzzle, although it was a little predictable I still had more than a couple thought...more
While written as poetry, this book flows like a typical n...more
Hope and Lizzie are sisters, one year apart, living with their mother in a small Florida town. Their father died when the girls were young, in an accident that...more
Her sister is sent off to a hospital and Hope spends the summer trying to figure out why her sister changed so much in such a short period of time. And what is her mother afraid of and trying to hide...more
Hope is 13. Her older sister Lizzie is 14. They have other friends, but ever since they were 3 and 4, they've been best friends and they've protected each other. So when Hope walks into their shared bedroom to find Lizzie pointing a gun at he...more
Carol Lynch William wrote The Chosen One and I absolutely loved...more
As a teacher, I would probably not teach the text because of some of the topics presented in the book....more
Everything, from the characterizations to the setting...more
The verses are carefully crafted as Hope travels the painful path to understanding Liz, her mother and the complex aftermath of her dad's death.
The format is simple and spare with an undeniable wallop. The reader won't easily forget this tragic tale.
One should be war...more
In the fashion of Ellen Hopkins or Cathy Ostlere or Patricia McCormick, Carol Lynch Williams has written a novel in verse with terrific teen appeal! It is long,...more