Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wolf HollowWolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This lovely novel is perfect for readers of any age who enjoy stories of strong protagonists who stick to their morals in the face of adversity. Wolk's writing is hauntingly beautiful. Part mystery, part social justice, part compassion in the face of bigotry, this wonderful story engages, intrigues and challenges readers young and old.

It's an easy read that you won't want to put down. Even though you blast through the pages quickly (it took me about 6 hours), mentally the story stays with you long after you turn the last page.
from other readers:

what others said:
"Masterful writing, memorable characters, engaging plot, important life lessons."
"Unforgettable characters, story, setting, and resolution."
"Heart-breaking and heart-warming."
"enchanting and haunting and memorable "
"Is it possible to give more than 5 stars? So much love for this book"

I highly recommend this book for middle school, YA readers, and adults. It would be great for Book Club discussions. There is nothing objectionable (no language, no sex, violence is minimal), but it is a thinking book.
I listened to the audiobook version, and the narrator Emily Rankin was a perfect choice.
Literary Awards:
Newbery Honor (2017), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2018), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children's (2016), Carnegie Medal Nominee (2017)

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