A Greyhound of A Girl

A Greyhound of A Girl

Book - 2012
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"Mary O'Hara is a sharp and cheeky twelve-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying. But Gran can't let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure"--
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781419701689
1419701681
Characteristics: 201 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm.

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KevinBrand
Jan 08, 2017

it was AMAZING I have an eleven year old daughter who thoroughly enjoyed this book when she was 9 she has now reread it a few times and enjoys it over and over again it is a wonderful book for those who love adventure, mystery and the story of an average girl about to discover her family

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BWilsoned
Oct 31, 2016

A wonderful story about family, dying, regret, memory, and compassion, forgiveness, release. It's lovely. And the dialogue is wonderful, so.

mandaladreamer May 11, 2013

I thought this book was fantastic. It starts out with 12 year old Mary seeing and talking to her "neighbor" who turns out to be Tansy, the ghost of her great- grandmother. But when she brings her home to meet the family, she's not the only one to see her, which I thought was charming and made the story really unique. Mary's grandmother, Emer is critically ill. She never knew her own mother since Tansy died when she was 3. Now Emer is dying, and Tansy needs Mary and her mother's help to comfort the daughter that she was unable to raise.
There is a really great scene with all four generations of women taking a car ride to visit the old family farm. Can you imagine taking a ride in a small car with your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who happens to be a ghost? Great story-telling.
Missing parts of the family history are interspersed so it all pieces together very well.
I loved the Irish dialect, and the humor.

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cynthia94066
Apr 16, 2013

Charming for people who like odd girls. Reminded me of Emma-Jean Fall Out of a Tree. It's just got a certain tone to it. And it's short!

OranguTang Feb 20, 2013

I couldn't finish this book. The Irish "accent" was so distracting, I couldn't enjoy the story. Too many "so" and "sure" put in odd places...

_hollister_ Jul 31, 2012

meh. kinda boring. but not too bad.

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