FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
“The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie. The year I turned twelve, I learned that what I said and what I did mattered.”
Annabelle is kind, thoughtful, and at twelve years old, she finds herself in a world of unknowns. A bitter, angry girl lashes out at Annabelle and her brothers, upsetting Annabelle’s world. But the situation turns dire when Betty, the angry new girl at school, turns her attacks on Toby, a veteran who lives by himself in the woods. Annabelle rushes to protect Toby, while the adults are not sure of his reclusive and secretive nature. As Annabelle tries her best to keep Toby safe, she finds herself deeper in a world of complex secrets and issues. Annabelle must be courageous, truthful, and brave – readers will find themselves holding their breath as they read. The story is suspenseful, original, heart-breaking and emotional. This is a must read book, beautifully written and haunting in its many layers and dimensions. It challenges the reader in what is right, what is true, and what it takes to do the right thing. Perfect for mature middle grade readers and young adults, this is also a book that will engage adult readers. I expect to find Wolf Hollow on many “best books of the year” lists come December.
One of my favorite lines: “the wind always swept my words away like cloud shadow, as if it mattered more that I said then, than who heard them. And that was all right with me.”