The Woman in the Wall
The water girl is looked through, seeing like nothing. Anna is seven years old when she disappears into the house. Please d ...more
But I hate metaphors.
So I’m going to disregard this newfound realization, and go back to thinking of Woman in the Wall as an epic fantasy adventure, where Anna can liter ...more
The Woman in the Wall is a different take on this premise. It seems like more of a fable of sorts. At age 7, Anna is all but invisible already. With "a face like a glass of water," she is painfully shy, ignored by almost everyone and frequen ...more
At age 7, Anna proves to be a master seamstress and carpenter. She redesigns the house so she can live in the walls without her family knowing the difference and spends 7 years, hiding. ...more
(edit: the lasting power for a teenager, though? not so existent. i've already forgotten most of the story... and the fact that i've read it)
I feel like Patrice Kindl is like a child's version of Francesca Lia Block. Both make the surrealistic seem commonplace, the separation between the possible and the impossible not so separate. What I love about this book is that Anna's smallness, her ability is never expla ...more
One day, I was browsing a used book store and saw this title! I immediately grabbed it and proceeded to nestle it on my book shelf between other books I have yet to read. Now that I'm done my hell week I gave it a go. Like a ment ...more
I definitely will have to pick it up again and re-read it. I would recommend it for the people who enjoy YA modern-novels with a bit of a creepy twist.
The Woman in the Wall is the story of Anna, the middle child of three daughters. Anna is quiet and shy; so much so that her mother and sisters almost never see her - literally. She describes herself as having, "a face like a glass of water," and is the na ...more
Things I still think about:
-Her living in the walls, obviously.
-Her bright green moth costume. I remember how I imagin ...more
This interested me more than I want to admit. Anna awfully reminded me of Kuroko (from the manga Kuuroko no Basuke) that I couldn't help compare them as I read the story.
Basically, Anna is a girl who seemed so invisible that her own mother couldn't even see her even though she was right in front of her. She didn't seem to min ...more
Anyway, basic story premise, Anna is a very shy girl. And by very shy, we mean able to disappear from sight and blend in to backgrounds just so she doesn't have to talk to people or have them look at her shy. When her mom tells her she must attend school, much to the disbelief and fear of...more
Anna has a talent for hiding. Shy, tiny and bland, she is often overlooked by her own family. Literally. They sit on her by accident. Not weird enough? Her father mysteriously disappeared early in her childhood. Death, you ask? Nope. Divorce? Nah-uh. MIA for 11 years and counting in the stacks of Washington D.C.’s Library of Congress? Bingo! And Anna is soon to follow in dad’s footsteps.
Thanks to her penchant for power tools, ...more
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I was born in Alplaus New York in 1951, the youngest of four daughters. My father is a mechanical engineer, my mother a housewife. My family is very nice – I like them all a lot. As a child I loved animals and read obsessively.
We had (still have) a family cottage on Lake George. The people who live next door are life-long friends. On summer weekdays during my childhood there were ten fem ...more