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Green Witch (Green Angel #2)

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From bestselling author Alice Hoffman, a resonant tale of overcoming grief and tragedy, as only she could tell it.

In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press
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I've read so many books lately where they all sound the same and the characters are stereotypical. That's probably why I found this book to be a little gem. It's just a mere 135 pages long, but it's full of beautiful, poetic detailing. Hardly any dialogue, which I'm not used to, nevertheless, it makes sense because of the nature of the story and the loneliness of the characters.

This book had tragic to romantic imagery and emotions. Maybe it's the books I've read recently or the mood I'm in toda
Ana Mardoll
Mar 31, 2011 Ana Mardoll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Green Witch / 978-0-545-14195-6

A direct sequel to "Green Angel", this novel is that most rare and lovely of sequels - one that makes you appreciate the first all the more. Whereas "Green Angel" explored the deep themes of pain, loss, and rebirth in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, "Green Witch" explores the growth and renewal that can take place after that rebirth has occurred.

In the same dreamy, magical realism tone employed in the first novel, the titular character Green travels through
Jul 31, 2015 Melanie rated it it was ok
I had a hard time following this story and didn't really like it...I feel like maybe the genre isn't for me? Or maybe I needed to have read book one first? I didn't like how the dialogue was written in the book (italicized and not in quotes), but that's just a minor dislike. All in all, just not for me.
Alissa Bach
Apr 21, 2010 Alissa Bach rated it it was amazing
Green Witch picks up where Green Angel left off. A year has passed since the city across the river was destroyed, leaving the residents of the village to pick up the pieces, rebuild the best they can, and mourn those who were trapped in the city at the time of the catastrophe. Green, now 16 going on 17, has shed her armor of nail-covered boots and leather jacket and has become Green once more. Everything she touches revives and thrives--everything, that is, except for her own heart, which broke ...more
Jan 01, 2012 Grace rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-or-syfy
Sequels can be incredibly hit or miss, but I'm happy to say that Green Witch did a good job. A continuation of where Green Angel left off, this shows more of the world and more of the enemies and what they did. This is what started Green Angel's story: the enemies destroying the city and how people reacted to their murdered families.*

The writing was just as good as before, the characters grew and we were introduced to new ones. I feel like the witches all seemed to blend in with each other, thou
Yolanda Sfetsos
Jan 24, 2012 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing
I found out about this book because my daughter was interested in reading Green Angel. I searched here on Goodreads and to my surprise--and excitement--found there was a sequel. Then I found it at the local library and just had to borrow it.

My daughter actually read it before me, and she told me it was lovely. I picked it up yesterday and read it in a few sittings... and she was right. This is another beautiful, haunting, heart-breaking story about Green. She lost everything a year ago, but is n
Amanda Hoffmann
Feb 19, 2011 Amanda Hoffmann rated it really liked it
This sequel was even better than Green Angel. Alice Hoffman's prose is lyrical, reminding me of Francesca Lia Block with less sex and drugs. This story is short but complete, without "filler" events and tangled plot twists.

Green Witch is a fairy tale narrated by Green, a sixteen-year-old who has lost her entire family to a destructive fire set by the Horde (not the same Horde from She-ra ;). Green lives alone in a cottage nearly obscured by her thriving garden. Her magic causes the plants to flo
Anne Osterlund
Jun 27, 2011 Anne Osterlund rated it liked it
Green is on a mission to record the stories of the people who survived the disaster. Those who watched friends and family burn when the Horde attacked. Those who lost everything they had once valued. Or failed to value.

And most of all, the stories of The Enchanted—the women who are now being described as witches.

Green herself has power. The power to turn ash into living, growing life.

But does she have the power to love? And the strength to seek that story for herself?

Green Witch, Alice Hoffman’s
Mar 27, 2014 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fiction
This book is haunting and beautifully written. It's a short book, but it creates characters and a world that totally engaged me. A young woman finds herself after her world is destroyed.

I also read Green Angel, the first of the two books, but I was captivated by Green Witch. This may become a trilogy. I hope Alice Hoffman writes more about this world and this young woman named Green.

Just re-read this book along with the companion title, Green Angel, and I still think this is a beautiful tale w
Hannah Hardman
Dec 01, 2015 Hannah Hardman rated it really liked it
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December 1, 2015
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Green Witch Book Review

I have recently finished reading Green Witch, written by Alice Hoffman, and honestly, I thought it was pretty decent. I’m not a huge reader, so I was dreading this assignment, however, the beginning of the book had me pretty hooked. The book is told through the perspective of an orphan named Green. She lost her family in a city fire, and was then going to many people and writing their life stories. She had went o
Traci Miller
Feb 01, 2015 Traci Miller rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
The style is quite different than other books I've read and as such probably won't be for everyone. I found it a rather dreamy sort of style, if that makes sense as a descriptor here. I really liked the messages/morals of the story that were found peppered throughout this book. It's actually very quotable and contains some of my favorite quotes. Even though I read this book some time ago and it isn't the usual sort of style I like, I still find this book to be near and dear to my heart.

A lot of
Sherry Dale Rogers
Aug 04, 2010 Sherry Dale Rogers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-reviews
Breathtaking does not even begin to explain the sheer beauty of writing between these pages.

Hoffman captures the readers mind and heart taking us on a journey to face our fears and embrace the difficult. Between the pages a romantic elegance is captured in the way this story is written. Not just romance between characters but a romance between reader and writer.

I applaud Hoffman for this remarkable read. Truly a diamond. I recommend to all.
Jan 19, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
Alice Hoffman returns to finish Green's story of renewal and coping for good this time. While Green Angel was about the titular character's grief and how she overcame it, Green Witch is about the titular character helping others overcome their own grief, and through it all how she came to plant the seeds of a new life. Green is living well enough in her garden, the community of survivors of the fire in the first book are getting along slowly, until one day Green stumbles across a being known as ...more
Desiree.osman osman
Jan 21, 2013 Desiree.osman osman rated it liked it
This book was kind of slow in the beginning but as I kept reading, it got a lot better. It is a book about a girl living life after a major tragedy and trying to fulfill her future. It wasn’t my favorite book though, because I don't think there was enough description so you had to really think about things while you read.I recommend this book for anyone that likes a good book book about bravery and adventures.
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
Love the magical elements of this book, and the overall message it seems to be sending to those who want to terrorize, those who want to destroy what they do not believe in. Love conquers all, as they say. You can't stop people from rising out of the ashes and beginning anew. Human strength and spirit cannot be stifled.

Take that, terrorists!

Terry Bourbon
Mar 29, 2016 Terry Bourbon rated it really liked it
Another beautiful book. Flows beautifully from the first one, Green Angel. It creates a story line, where you think the first book really covered it, then resolves each one. It has the same magical allegorical feel of the first one, and goes a few unexpected places. Green meets animals in the first story that she feeds or helps to heal in the first book, and this helps her heal. They leave her in time and in turn, and she knows they are healed. In this book, she sets out on a quest. We learn mor ...more
Jan 12, 2016 Brooke rated it liked it
I did like this book. It was cute in the sense that it only took me like an hour to read in total, and also because of the writing--it's straight forward and brings a sense of simplicity that is almost refreshing. The story line is good, and apparently there is a book before this, but I only read this one and it was good. I liked the symbolism but I'm not sure if the romantic element was built up better in the first book, or if it wasn't really developed at all. The fact that the speech was i
Katharine Ott
Nov 09, 2015 Katharine Ott rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, magical-realism
"Green Witch" - written by Alice Hoffman and published in 2010 by Scholastic. Green has survived the Horde's firestorm and tried to adapt to a new life, alone with her garden. Uppermost in her mind, "I want to know what love is worth." She goes on a quest to gather stories, to see if she can garner her heart's desire. This sequel to Angel Witch is suffused with an even stronger sense of loss and survivor guilt, but Green is determined to move forward. "...understand that all clouds change. Not a ...more
Jun 04, 2016 LectorReads rated it it was ok
I feel like the worldbuilding cheapened the story somewhat. 'Green Angel' explained very little, asking readers to accept the little mundane-magics of Green's world, without trying to justify or explain. The magic acted as background to the plot of Green's healing. 'Green Witch' goes in the other direction, making magic the focus of the plot instead. In my opinion, Magical Realism works best when the 'magic' part is simply how the world works, part of the background. Making it a focus, naming an ...more
Nov 15, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
I checked out this book from the public library after I finished the first one, GREEN ANGEL. The back cover artwork is really pretty, showing Green's teen-self with her long hair in a bun, wearing a shoulder baring flowing dress, delicate tattoos on her arms and holding her handmade paper. I checked Alice Hoffman's website to see if there were more titles in the series, not yet, just a double edition called GREEN HEART of these first two books. When I finished this one, I noticed my bookmark, a ...more
South Brunswick High School Library
Feb 12, 2014 South Brunswick High School Library rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of fairy tales, dystopian fiction
Lovely is a word I cannot use enough to describe Alice Hoffman’s dystopian fairy tale of Green, a brave and resilient young woman who survives her loss of family, love, and community. If you enjoyed Green Angel, you will be pleased to follow Green’s rebirth with this sequel. Overcoming her heartache, Green has established herself as a resource for her rebounding community. Despite suspicions of witchcraft, many seek her help with the land and crops; but most of all for the power of her stories. ...more
Amy J
Nov 13, 2014 Amy J rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I'm going to review both Green Angel and Green Witch together because I read them back to back in a few days.

I have admired Alice Hoffman's writing before these two wonderful stories. In the acknowledgments portion of Green Witch she thanks her readers for "telling her the story wasn't over" which says to me that readers were so taken with Green they wanted her to have her happy ending. Thank you Alice Hoffman for writing that beautiful conclusion, or beginning, to Green's life.

This story, whic
Jul 13, 2010 RNOCEAN rated it it was amazing
Green, whose lyrical narration was the hallmark of Hoffman's survival story Green Angel (2003), returns in an equally spellbinding tale that emphasizes themes of rebirth. A year after Green lost her family in the fiery destruction of an unnamed city, those living in a nearby village struggle to reinvent their lives. Some, rumored witches, choose to isolate themselves. Green, now almost 17, feels compelled to record their losses, but is also determined to discover the fates of two friends: Heathe ...more
Mar 28, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
This was a beautifully written follow-up to Green Angel. It's been almost a year since the fire, and Green and her village have managed to rebuild and get back to a life as normal as possible. Diamond has still not returned, but Green manages to thrive despite losing half her heart to the boy she loved.

In Witch, we learn that the fires were started by a group called the Horde, a cult of people determined to bring them all to a stand-still and take away their progress. They are determined to ret
Apr 22, 2010 Greenfairylv rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who want to read fast paced fable.
"The Enchanted never allow themselves to be known. They are merely women who have suffered. They want to be left alone. They know what happens to witches in this world. Every little girl does."

I love that Alice Hoffman continued Green's story. If you haven't read Green Angel read it first. Green Witch is the conculsion to Green's story, although I think she could write another book about Green and I hope she does. This is a very short, fast, read type of book, both are actually. It's whimsical a
Jessica Price
This book was absolutely beautiful. There's something about the way Alice Hoffman writes that just makes me go, "This is brilliant."
This book is definitely different than the first one, but that's not a bad thing. It's different because in order for there to be a second book, it HAD to be different. The story fits along perfectly, and she incorporates things from the first book that even I had forgot, and I had just read it right before I started Green Witch. I also like that the subject matter
Apr 11, 2010 Alison rated it really liked it
Two magical little books, I loved both Green Angel and Green Witch by Alice Hoffman.

I am reviewing them together, because they really are two parts to a whole. To read one without the other would be like eating jelly without the peanut butter.

One tragic day, the city near which 16 year old Green and her family lived was engulfed in a blaze reminiscent of 9/11. Green's family was in the city that day selling the produce they grew on their farm. They never came home. Ash covered the farm and eve
May 09, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
This book is the sequel to Green Angel, a book I read for a reading requirement during my junior year of high school. I remember not enjoying the book because of the dark topics it discussed, but now I realize the merit of it and appreciate what I could not while I was a teenager. My taste in fiction and books has changed drastically during my four years of college education as an English major because I realized that not all fiction that discusses dangerous topics is dangerous. A book is what y ...more
Carmen Yeung
Aug 25, 2011 Carmen Yeung rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: friends
Recommended to Carmen by: library
This book isnt on the list, it was a recommendation off the library shelf. It started off with Green losing her whole family in the disaster Hordes caused. Hordes are people that doesnt like advancements and always want to last forever in the past, for example there will not be equality in men and women and there is no electronics. Green was living in a bizzard place, she also lost the love of her life. She is scared that her love, Diamond has joined the army of the Hordes. She also misses her f ...more
It's been a few years since I've read Green Angel the book before this one and at first I thought I'd have some trouble with Green Witch but it wasn't like that at all. I think that if you haven't read Green Angel then you'd be alright reading Green Witch but for the best effect you'd be better off reading Green Angel first.

As far as Green Witch went, I really enjoyed it. It's written quite differently to the majority of other books I've read but that just makes it all the more interesting.

I lov
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Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she attended in 1973 and 74, receiving an MA in creative writing. She currently lives in Boston and New York ...more
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