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Wolf Hollow

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Staff Review: "Wolf Hollow" by Lauren Wolk

★★★★★

Turning twelve years old is not always the milestone that separates a person’s life between childhood and adulthood, but in the aftermath of the wars, it’s what happened to Annabelle. Her quiet, comfortable small town life is quickly changed by a nasty girl, Betty Glengary, the new girl in school who chooses to bully Annabelle. A reclusive World War I veteran, Toby, who totes several guns at all times, from whom Annabelle has only known kindness, also becomes a target of Betty’s. But when Toby is blamed for Betty’s cruel actions and disappearance, Annabelle must find the courage to choose between what she believes is right, even if it means she must lie and keep secrets from those she loves, and what the prejudiced townspeople think about Toby. With brutal honesty, this important, unforgettable tween novel explores the power of discrimination, and the courage and conviction of just one young person to help change the world. (2017 Newbery Honor Book)     

 

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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