Hazel Wood (Albert) - Book Reviews

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(Starred review.) [A] tantalizing tale of secret histories and magic that carries costs and consequences. There is no happily-ever-after resolution except this: Alice’s hard-won right to be in charge of her own story (Ages 12–up).
Publishers Weekly


(Starred review.) The lilting structure and deliberate tone bring to mind fairy tales…while also hinting at the teeth this story will bear in the form of murder, mayhem, and violence both in the Hinterland tales and in Alice's reality.… [E]mpowering. (Gr. 9-up) —Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library
Library Journal


(Starred review.) Highly literary, occasionally surreal, and grounded by Alice’s clipped, matter-of-fact voice, The Hazel Wood is a dark story that readers will have trouble leaving behind. The buzz for this debut is deafening, and the fact that the film adaption is already in the works doesn’t hurt.
Booklist


(Starred review.) Simultaneously wondrous and horrific, dreamlike and bloody, lyrical and creepy, exquisitely haunting and casually, brutally cruel. Not everybody lives, and certainly not "happily ever after"—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched.
Kirkus Reviews

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