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Willow by Julia Hoban
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Aug 03, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: drugs-and-abuse, ya-romance, favorites

Willow is a cutter.

She cuts herself to deal with the pain of her parents death which she belives is her fault and the pain of thinking that her brother hates her.

One rainy night her parents called her and asked her to drive them homw because they drank more than they thought they would. She now lives in the city with her professor brother, his wife, and their small child.

Willow does a very good job hiding her secret until she meets Guy. Yup, a guy who's name is Guy. Guy is too good of a person to leave her alone and deal with guilt but he does promise to not tell her brother.

I love this book because it showed more than just a sad girl cutting herself. It felt really real and honest. It was one-dimensional and not a fairy-tale ending. It was just really real.
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“If she let herself, she’d drown in a world of pain”
Julia Hoban, Willow

“If you go, then I'll miss you.. terribly”
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“If it all looks good on the surface, I'll know I've failed at life”
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“You couldn't really say that something that hurts so badly feels good exactly. It's more that it just feels right. And something that feels so right just couldn't be bad. It has to be good.”
Julia Hoban, Willow

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