Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Greyhound of a Girl, Roddy Doyle

She hated the hospital. She hated walking through it. She hated everything about it. Except for one thing. Her granny. She hated the hospital, but she loved her granny.

Mary O'Hara, aged twelve, has problems. First of all, her best friend moved out of the neighborhood, second of all, her mother ends every sentence with an exclamation point like this!!!. But most importantly, her granny is sick in the hospital. But then Mary meets a strange woman named Tansey, who turns out to be the ghost of of her granny's mother. She has to deliver a message to her daughter, and she needs Mary's help, and also Scarlett's (Mary's mother's) help.

A Greyhound of a Girl was quite interesting, a short but sweet ghost story, about a bit more than ghosts. However, I think if I had read it a few years ago, I would have enjoyed it even more. But nevertheless, I was very happy that Harry Abram's gave me this book (along with many others, reviews coming soon) to review. A Greyhound of a Girl sort of reminded me of A Monster Calls, in that both books deal with how to cope with death and loss, though A Monster Calls is much darker.

This book was certainly engaging, and I think younger readers would definitely love it.

Read A Greyhound of a Girl:
  • if you like books set in Ireland
  • if you like ghost stories
  • if you are looking for a fairly easy but nice book
201 pages, 4 stars.

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