The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood

by Melissa Albert
Published 2018 by Flatiron Books

The good:
Really cool world building
Interesting treatment of stories intersecting with reality

The bad:
Super annoying and whiny main character
Idealizes a dysfunctional co-dependent mother-daughter relationship
The first half is too long and the second half isn’t long enough

The biggest downside was that I didn’t see any growth in the main character by the end of the book. It looked like she was becoming independent, then NOPE.

I give it:

Three out of five library cards. (Yes, I’m experimenting with a new ratings system. Share your thoughts in the comments.)


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