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The Ghost's Child
'The sky was pitch, and gashed by lightning; loutish waves rose and slumped heavily as mudslides. At a moment when she was filled with desperation, Maddy opened her mouth and yelled for Feather. And half-expected him to appear, because she wanted him to so much.'
Maddy yearns for her life to be mystifying, to be as magical as a fairy story. And then one day, on the beach she meets the strangest young man she has ever seen.
It is a single quest for the most beautiful thing in the world. It is a lifetime of quests for love and forgiveness.
The Ghost’s Child is simply that feeling the moment you step from the merry-go-round, where you still and the world just spins in dizzy colours and shapes.
I found that this book had a great deal of imagination towards it. It was enjoyable because of the fact that it included not slang nor formal writing, so it was just right to read. It only took me about a day to read this book because it wasn't a long book, but it was very, very interesting. The way of the women imagining a man that had broken into her home which whom she once lived with was very confusing because I wasn't sure as to whether the boy was there or not, in some aspects it was very 'deep'. I loved how it showed a woman fighting for who she trully loved, but the ending wasn't very happy, which in a way was quite good because usually all books end happily, this was an exception. I would read this book again because it was an easy read, with a great deal of hardship.
The Ghost child is about an old women telling her storey to a boy in her living room. She didn't quite fit into the crowd but one day on the beach she finds someone that gets her but she doesn't quite get him. The ghost child is very good read and I would recommend to to everyone and anyone.
Ok, before I begin (and to get everyone psyched!) to say I loved this book would be a serious understatement. I totally devoured all 179 pages in one sitting, it was so magical and enthralling! (It also made me want to cry a little)
Basically, the book is about Maddy, retelling the mystical story of her life to a young boy who appears in her living room one afternoon.
What's really special about this book is Sonya Hartnett's stunning use of language. Her descriptions make the words on the paper come to life. When Maddy is 16 years old, her and her father set off all around the world in search of the most beautiful thing in the world. Their travels aren't gone over in much detail, only line after line of stunning summaries,
\"Their cheeks were dampened, their ears were deafened, by the spray of a hundred waterfalls. They stood in the flying, flickering midst of a million migrating butterflies.\"
Anything by Sonya Hartnett or Francesca Lia Block.
Under a waterfall, standing in the flickering midst of migrating butterflies, on the bottom of the ocean, looking down from the moon... anywhere that dares you to dream and to find love and see beauty in everything and everywhere.
The rolling of waves and the squawking of birds.
An old woman looking back on her adventures as a teen, remembering her true love. Truly heart-wrenching but beautiful book, at the end you'll be smiling with understanding. Enchanting fable about friendship and love. A truly beautiful book. Actually, I found it in an airport bookshop - true gems can be found anywhere!
Half reality, half fantasy.
It is like you are Maddy, you understand everything she is going through, your heart stretches and pulls and softens as hers does. Amazing book.
The Silver Donkey, by the same author, The Thief Lord, books that you can relate to, if you enjoy \"beautiful\" books and \"amazing, fantasy\" books. I think girls would like it more that boys though.
Alone, all on your lonesome, away from people, maybe in your room, somewhere familiar, on a plane or in the airport, outside with a small breeze in some grass watching a tree.
Emotional, beautiful, spiritual music. Definitely stuff that is soft but has a lot of emotion. Nothing heavy or loud.