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Willow Tree and Olive by Irini Savvides
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Willow Tree and Olive (2001)

by Irini Savvides

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Half the time Olive hates being Greek, but it's the Greeks'determination to survive and their love of poetry and myth that finally encourage her to step out of a past she can no longer face, and take on thefuture. ( )
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Olive, in her final year at school, struggles to find herself as a teenager. Half the time she hates being Greek, and she is dealing with the memories of being raped as a 5-year old. A return to Greece for a holiday and her love of its poetry and myth along with her ability as a writer finally encourage her to step out of a past she can no longer face and take on the future. Suggested level: secondary.… (more)

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