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
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
The first section is fantasy, with a family whose husband/fa ...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
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.
After 7 years go by , Anna is still living in the walls of her home. Anna hides within the walls of the house and comes out only at night to eat when everybody is s ...more
This is probably one of the most unique Cinderella stories I've ever read, where Cinderella becomes a servant of sorts, and both underappreciated and ignored, because she's ... shy. As in cripplingly shy. So shy that the tag "out-of-the-box-thinking" that I've attached to this particular book should really be "secreted-in-the-walls-thinking." (But then no one would care, right?)
I actually really enjoyed reading this book several times as a teen.
I read this one because I really liked a couple of others that this author wrote. Don't really recommend this one.
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
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
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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