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The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
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May 28, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-in-2009, ya
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 1

Newbery Honor Book~1978

This was a really good YA book.

What I like about this author is, how she writes stories that are real and full of emotion. Ever character seems to remind you of someone who know of have known and every situation is either one you have been in or you someone who has been in it. And that makes it so much more real. Which in turn, I believe, makes a really great story.

Gilly is a complex character. And her story is VERY relevant to today. I found myself swept up in her emotions and how she reacts to people and how they in turn treat her. And I watched in amazement as she learns to unthaw her heart towards those who are showing (perhaps for the first time in a long time) kindness and caring towards her. I also fond myself swept up in her desperate search for that elusive thing called love, without even realizing it is she herself, that is keeping it at bay.

A truly amazing read.

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