Pictures of Hollis Woods – Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they’ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won’t let anyone separate them. She’s escaped the system before; this time, she plans to take Josie with her.

Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures she’ll never forget.

This book really teaches the meaning of love and family.  Poor Hollis, abandoned, then she’s shipped from one home to another.  When she finally finds a family she might fit into, everything goes wrong and she must move on once again.  Then she finds Josie.  Someone who needs her as much as Hollis needs her.  Recommended.  – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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