“The Woman in the Wall,” by Patrice Kindl

“The Woman in the Wall,” by Patrice Kindl is an intriguing story about a shy young girl named Anna.

Book Cover of The Woman in the Wall by Patrice KindlFrom the time she was born Anna has never been very easy to notice. As she herself explains: “I don't really disappear, no exactly. I'm just not very noticeable. I'm small and thin, with a face like a glass of water. And I like to hide.” Anna's story begins with her birth and explains how she grew up, eventually making the decision to form an alternate habitat in her family's large mansion-like home. Anna builds a network of false walls, hidden rooms, and narrow passageways that allow her to navigate the home without being seen. Anna disappears into the woodwork, literally, and for years her family does not see her. Anna leaves gifts for her family and uses her mechanical skills to make repairs around the house, and eventually the family comes to regard her almost as a sort of “home spirit” that can fulfill their requests.

Anna's life completely changes however, when she finds a love letter hidden in a crack in the wall. Soon she is exchanging written messages with a mysterious boy who calls himself “F.” But Anna's correspondence with F. reveals important news that gives her a reason to emerge from her hidden world.

I felt that “The Woman in the Wall” was a very interesting book. Anna is very sensitive in some aspects but strong in others, and this divided personality comes through strongly in Patrice Kindl's storyline. The magical world and fascinating heroine make “The Woman in the Wall” a book that I feel is highly worth reading.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-09-16T08:52:00-05:00

11 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

who is the antagonist in this book and what is the abstract and physical goal as well as abstract and physical obstacle in this book?

Anonymous said...

don't like this book

Anonymous said...

this book is TERRIBLE!

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous

Anonymous said...

Why was this book even written. oh btw i agree with anonymous also

Anonymous said...

Anonymous... did u really type that. I think that is a little to harsh

oink smoink said...

sooo, anyway, i hate this book

charm said...

i like his book hope there will be a part 2. :)

Anonymous said...

im reading this book and so far, its a little freaky i hav to admite:)

Anonymous said...

i loved this book, I always could relate to it, since I first read it at 11. I wanted to hide away just like her and made little holes to hide in around my houses.

Tora said...

Lol like it's not painfully obvious the first "anonymouses" are the same person. If you can't even explain why you hated it so much, don't waste people's time.

Anyway, it was an excellent book and so refreshing to, for once, have a heroine that doesn't need to be some boring, in your face butt kicker who sasses everyone like in the vast majority of YA.