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Pictures of Hollis Woods (2002)

by Patricia Reilly Giff

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Add on to book description: Hollis Woods always ends up running away from her foster homes, even from the Regans, the one family who wanted to adopt her. Now she's been sent to live with Josie, an elegant, elderly lady who's an artist, just like Hollis. Hollis comes to grow fond of Josie but Josie is getting older and more forgetful, an Hollis knows that eventually Social Services will take Josie away and put her with some other family. So Hollis makes a plane... to pack up the car an escape with Josie so no one can ever find them.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This was a touching story about hope, love and the meaning of family. I loved orphaned Hollis, she was such a sweet, caring young girl who just wanted to belong. Overall, a beautifully written novel and a wonderful read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was a touching story about hope, love and the meaning of family. I loved orphaned Hollis, she was such a sweet, caring young girl who just wanted to belong. Overall, a beautifully written novel and a wonderful read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was a touching story about hope, love and the meaning of family. I loved orphaned Hollis, she was such a sweet, caring young girl who just wanted to belong. Overall, a beautifully written novel and a wonderful read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
A narrative unfolds in a series photographs. Artsy characters--art lovers would truly appreciate the nuances of the relationship that saves Hollis. Readers will have real emotional responses to what happens to this complex teenage girl needing a family.

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  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
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Voor Alice Tiernan, die vaak in de Delaware-rivier gaat vissen;
en voor Bill Reilly, die altijd met haar meegaat.
For Alice Tiernan, who fishes in the Delaware River. And for Bill Reilly, who fishes with her
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Follows the story of a Hollis Woods, who was a foster child and moves around a lot. She leaves a place she really likes then finds her way back.
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Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they’ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won’t let anyone separate them. She’s escaped the system before; this time, she plans to take Josie with her.

Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures she’ll never forget.


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A troublesome twelve-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 to care about her.

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