Green is a girl who is more silence and patient than others. But is a beautiful person who has a gift of growing gardens. But one day when her family goes out into the city, they and the city are lost by a fire starting. As Green watches the fire over a hill, she is blinded by the ashes caused by the fire and manages to make it back home, but alone.
Green is left alone mad and sad at the same time and struggles to survive. She begins to change herself by pinning her skin and drawing ravens, bats, and roses. Cuts off her hair, wears a black jacket with a scarf that has thorns sticking out of it and a pair of boots with nails sticking out of it. Her new name is Ash. But after the encounter of a ghostly greyhound, an old neighbor, and a mute boy, she begins to see a chang in herself and struggles to find out who she has now become.
The review of this Book prepared by Hannah Palbas
kat on 6/9/2015 6:19:15 AM says: I liked the magical realism Hoffman uses and the changes Green goes through in discovering herself. It was an interesting read and quite short. The sequel is not as good but also interesting.