Giff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods.

Author:Marler, Myra
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

GIFF, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods. Random House, Dell Yearling. 166p. c2002.0-440-41578-0, $6.50. J*

Twelve-year-old Hollis Woods was found abandoned as an infant. Since then, she has shuttled from one foster home to another, never quite loved, and pronounced "a mountain of trouble" by her latest caretaker because she always runs away. The Regans wanted to adopt her, but inexplicably, she ran away again and now finds herself in the care of an elderly artist, Josie, whom she grows to love. The problem is that Josie is showing signs of Alzheimer's and the agency plans to remove Hollis from her home. Instead, Hollis takes Josie in hand and runs away again--back to the Regans. Through trial and error Josie learns the meaning of family and the strength of...

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