13 ~ The Green Man by Michael Bedard


As a children’s/young adult book, I was not sure what to expect by The Green Man but I was pleasantly surprised and entertained. I would have no problem recommending this book for ages 10+ and I would consider it a safe and clean story (my opinion). The storyline has hints of mystery and some magical realism. By the end of the book Michael Bedard leaves the reader feeling like magic is a real part of our everyday lives. The narrative is of a girl named Ophelia or O who goes to live with her Aunt while her father is overseas. Her Aunt is eccentric but O slowly finds herself believing in the unbelievable. Both O and her Aunt write poetry and it is a key element to the narrative. I would have changed the ending up a bit and would have liked to know more about O’s mysterious friend. Definitely a book to recommend and a great gift for early teens.






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