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Pictures of Hollis Woods [Reading] ➾ Pictures of Hollis Woods Author Patricia Reilly Giff – Thomashillier.co.uk In this Newbery Honor Book, a troublesome year old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed In this Newbery Honor Book, a troublesomeyear old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed Pictures of Epub / to care about her.


10 thoughts on “Pictures of Hollis Woods

  1. Cara Cara says:

    When I finished reading this book I actually gave a little yell of happiness I knew there was a good reason why I wanted to re read this book I had read it a couple years back and wanted to know for sure why I had liked it so much the first time around.The book touches on what is most important in life and we are shown this by a girl named Hollis Woods btw I thought the name was pretty unique Hollis has been toted around from foster home to foster home She is good at running away and pushi When I finished reading this book I actually gave a little yell of happiness I knew there was a good reason why I wanted to re read this book I had read it a couple years back and wanted to know for sure why I had liked it so much the first time around.The book touches on what is most important in life and we are shown this by a girl named Hollis Woods btw I thought the name was pretty unique Hollis has been toted around from foster home to foster home She is good at running away and pushing people away Things change though when she is given to the Regans for one summer.I totally fell in love with the Regans They are so perfect for Hollis Steven the son of the Regans is the epitome of what a brother should and could be.The book is set up between the time she spends with Josie her newest foster parent, and a rich character in the story , and the time she spent that summer with the Regans There is a huge event that happens during that summer which is witheld from the reader, but slowly but surely it is revealed to us I was still anticipating what would happen to Hollis even though I already knew what happened An extremely talented author can do that.Hollis s drawings came to life to me and I could actually see in my mind how real her art was I was also glad that they mentioned food a lot in the book Too many books leave that important part of life out I genuinely was happy for Hollis like she was a real person, but then I thought to myself that is what makes this story so grand Hollis could be a real little girl and this could actually happen for her.Even though this book is only 160 odd pages it packs a big punch The author waste no words and gets the message across clearly that we all just want to belong


  2. Hilary Hilary says:

    The story opens with a young girl in foster care She is asked to do a W picture at school One girl does a picture of a washing machine and gets a tick Hollis does a picture of a mother, father, brother and sister and the teacher draws a cross on her picture The teacher doesn t wait to hear that Hollis made her W picture to show Wishing, Want and Wouldn t it be loverly Hollis runs away from several foster carers, the story switches between the current time and a family she had met that s The story opens with a young girl in foster care She is asked to do a W picture at school One girl does a picture of a washing machine and gets a tick Hollis does a picture of a mother, father, brother and sister and the teacher draws a cross on her picture The teacher doesn t wait to hear that Hollis made her W picture to show Wishing, Want and Wouldn t it be loverly Hollis runs away from several foster carers, the story switches between the current time and a family she had met that she was happy with until something went wrong We guessed what had happened pretty soon but we were still on the edge of our seats to find out what happened and desperately wishing it would turn out alright We read this in one sitting luckily as we were anxious to make sure several characters were alright There were some wonderful characters in this book We loved the descriptions of the characters love of drawing and love of life despite their bad circumstances This was a wonderful story and very uplifting The end was very emotional and a real struggle to keep my voice steady for a read aloud The only thing I can think of to improve this book would be some illustrations, I would have loved to see Hollis drawings


  3. Sarah Marie Sarah Marie says:

    Second book for BookTubeAThon 2017 completed Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff3 starsHollis Woods has spent her whole life running Running from the houses she s put in under the foster care system, but also running from herself Told in alternating points of Hollis life the past with a family she loved and who loved her back and the present with her current caretaker, an older woman who forgets things far too easily Hollis is faced with the consequences of running from herself Second book for BookTubeAThon 2017 completed Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff3 starsHollis Woods has spent her whole life running Running from the houses she s put in under the foster care system, but also running from herself Told in alternating points of Hollis life the past with a family she loved and who loved her back and the present with her current caretaker, an older woman who forgets things far too easily Hollis is faced with the consequences of running from herself and how it has affected her confidence, psyche, and self perception In this novel, Giff tackles tough subjects like Alzheimer s and the effect it has on our loved ones as well as what happens when we believe the things that people tell us instead of defining ourselves Hollis struggle to cope with her own self loathing at the young age of twelve years old portrays how adults negatives words and admonishments shape our younger years, but also gives us hope that there are adults out there who are quick to love, cherish, and nurture the good that they see in young ones This is a very intense story for the targeted age group, but I think it s very apt to start exposing children to these kinds of topics, especially topics like self perception, disease infecting loved ones, and the struggle that children face with defining themselves Giff s writing is nothing special, but it s an important story and one that has moved and affected millions I remember how jealous I was that the higher reading group was reading the book that had a Hallmark movie coming out and my mom bought me a copy of the book after we watched the film together I found it recently in her bedroom on a bookshelf and I instantly knew that I wanted to finally pick this one up I m twelve years late to picking this book up, but I m really happy that I finally picked this one up This isn t a groundbreaking novel for adults, but it is for children and I think that s so important.Whimsical Writing Scale 3Character Scale 3.25Plotastic Scale 3Cover Thoughts I don t particularly like the cover, but it s nostalgic for me because I recognize and know it so well


  4. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    Buddy read with GR friend Laura I could have easily read this book during a single day, if scheduled that way It was very hard to stop reading as I wanted to keep reading, and I did read it over 3 days, my buddy taking a bit longer because she got even busier with real life than I am Whatever you do, don t pick page 125 as a stopping point Luckily, the chapters are short and it s easy to read just oneif you don t want to stop I had seen and enjoyed the tv movie when it first aired I Buddy read with GR friend Laura I could have easily read this book during a single day, if scheduled that way It was very hard to stop reading as I wanted to keep reading, and I did read it over 3 days, my buddy taking a bit longer because she got even busier with real life than I am Whatever you do, don t pick page 125 as a stopping point Luckily, the chapters are short and it s easy to read just oneif you don t want to stop I had seen and enjoyed the tv movie when it first aired I remembered one scene at near the end of the movie but was surprised and glad that I remembered no other details of the story, even as I read the book all the happened was not familiar and no memories of the story surfaced as I read it The story was like new to me, and from what I remember of the movie, I think it changed a great deal from the book, especially the details of that one thing at the end of the movie and near the end of the book Great story Wonderful and memorable characters including an especially unique cat I cried at the end, mostly happy tears I would have adored this book when I was 9 12 years old and I loved it even now I might watch the movie again I have the DVD home from the library I want to see the art, particularly Hollis s I remember a bit about how Josie s art looked Recommended for those who have interest in orphan foster child stories, for artists and those interested in art, those who enjoy complicated family stories, those who can appreciate reading about older people with memory problems, cat lovers, most girls ages 9 12


  5. Valerie Valerie says:

    This book is geared towards pre teens and its a good short read for them but you don t necessarily have to be an adolescent to enjoy it The concept of a family is given a whole new light Hollis is a very unique character, undeniably one of a kind.


  6. Laura Laura says:

    What a wonderful read I so enjoyed reading this with my friend, Lisa We both cried happy tears at the end I know I would ve loved this book as a kid, but now that I ve discovered art mid life, I loved it evenLooking forward to watching the DVD soon If you enjoy books about misfit, eclectic characters family stories, with a creative side, and if you enjoy happy endings, you might really like this book as well I just love a teary, happy ending My first by this author, and it won t be What a wonderful read I so enjoyed reading this with my friend, Lisa We both cried happy tears at the end I know I would ve loved this book as a kid, but now that I ve discovered art mid life, I loved it evenLooking forward to watching the DVD soon If you enjoy books about misfit, eclectic characters family stories, with a creative side, and if you enjoy happy endings, you might really like this book as well I just love a teary, happy ending My first by this author, and it won t be my last


  7. malc623 malc623 says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved Picture of Hollis Woods To start, I loved the author style of indirect characterization The way he showed me how was the main character Like when in between chapter the author put sections called pictures I like best the first picture, the way she showed us the abstract way Hollis thinks, the W picture marked with a big X because the teacher didn t understand where the W words were Next to say, I also liked the main topic theme Hollis leaving her home to live in a way, an adoptive I loved Picture of Hollis Woods To start, I loved the author style of indirect characterization The way he showed me how was the main character Like when in between chapter the author put sections called pictures I like best the first picture, the way she showed us the abstract way Hollis thinks, the W picture marked with a big X because the teacher didn t understand where the W words were Next to say, I also liked the main topic theme Hollis leaving her home to live in a way, an adoptive home with new person for her and get away from her life A quote when they introduced the new house would be I ve lived here Josie raised one eyebrow Since they invented the spoon Last but not least, is how the author showed me in deep details the environment around Hollis The author made an excellent job describing the things Like a part where it said Outside it was almost dark A silver moon curved over Old Man s mountain, and a single star was just visible It perfect imagery took me inside the story, looking at that single star in the sky This book was awesome, I really liked it


  8. Kristen Kristen says:

    I am quickly becoming a fan of Patricia Reilly Giff How have I gone my whole well read life without really knowing anything about such a gentle, effective, talented writer This book was lovely It was simple, but powerful and touching on themes of changing wayward, defiant behavior by loving fixing the environment, not fixing the kid My only complaint is that it was too short I loved Hollis and each supporting character I am now reading Lily s Crossing by Reilly Giff, and I think I ll li I am quickly becoming a fan of Patricia Reilly Giff How have I gone my whole well read life without really knowing anything about such a gentle, effective, talented writer This book was lovely It was simple, but powerful and touching on themes of changing wayward, defiant behavior by loving fixing the environment, not fixing the kid My only complaint is that it was too short I loved Hollis and each supporting character I am now reading Lily s Crossing by Reilly Giff, and I think I ll like itjust because it s longer anddeveloped I can t wait to read manyof the other books she s written Lovely


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Highly recommend for age 10 and up Note no worries or warnings


  10. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    This book is different It s not just a novel with words and pages and chapter titles It s not just a story It s a picture The author has painted us a picture, one long, deep, full picture of Hollis Woods, a tough orphan no one can handle Nothing has been left out of this picture We see Hollis, see right through her toughness, see her from different angles, see her until we know the real Hollis Woods And that Hollis Woods just wants a family Just wants to belong It s a touching, poignant This book is different It s not just a novel with words and pages and chapter titles It s not just a story It s a picture The author has painted us a picture, one long, deep, full picture of Hollis Woods, a tough orphan no one can handle Nothing has been left out of this picture We see Hollis, see right through her toughness, see her from different angles, see her until we know the real Hollis Woods And that Hollis Woods just wants a family Just wants to belong It s a touching, poignant picture, brimming with depth and emotion Everything is real Everything is fresh and clear and easy to reach out and touch I love this book It reads simple, it reads clear, but there s so muchunderneath the words, underneath the paint It has emotion and feeling and character and depth and reality And it s beautiful I love Hollis Woods s pictures They come between the chapters, giving you glimpses of the Regan family and that precious summer Hollis had with them I like the way the author splatters words together It s so much like paint, really, when you think about it An artist brushes paint over a clean white page An author wipes words across theirs But I think Patricia Reilly Giff did both I preferred Hollis s writing to the actual dialogue The book s in first person my favourite , so you re looking at the world through Hollis s eyes the whole time I liked the flow of Hollis s thinking, the way her words mixed and matched together to create chapters of flowing, beautiful prose But the dialogue didn t grab me as much It felt strangely average in such an excellent book I liked it though Alright loved it I loved every bit of this book I wanted the end but I didn t want the end I m sure you know how that feels, right


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