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A Greyhound of a Girl

A Greyhound of a Girl
By Roddy Doyle
Harry N. Abrams, 2012
Audience: Everyone

From Goodreads:
Mary O’Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can’t let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary’s street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny’s own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.

It has been a while since I reviewed an "Everyone" book. It was a nice change.

This was a beautiful book. My favorite thing about it: I didn't cry. It didn't make me miserably sad, even though it was about someone who was dying. That truly is an accomplishment. It was a very inspiring story. I loved it. For a second, I thought it was going to turn into a horror story. I am glad it didn't. 

Instead, it was all about girls and family, which I really liked. As I always say, books are SO MUCH BETTER when there are girls in them. When I realized it was written by a man, I thought that was interesting, also. He must have a lot of women in his life that are important to him for him to write this.

It might bore some people, because it isn't exactly action-packed. In spite of that, it was a quite, interesting read. Try it!

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