Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review: Wolf Hollow

WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk confronts the truths of bullying and injustice in this unforgettable work of historical fiction.
Set between World Wars I and II in rural Pennsylvania, this powerful tale follows the quiet life of Annabelle whose life changes when a bully named Betty moves to town. When Betty targets a strange and solitary World War I veteran, Annabelle becomes his defender.
Designed for both middle school and high school students, librarians will find this compelling story appeals to young people who may not traditionally read historical fiction. This haunting tale will ring true for many youth who have experienced bullying.
Librarian will find that the well-developed characters and heartbreaking story will have broad appeal in classroom settings. Many reviewers have made comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird making it a good suggestion for teachers and students seeking a companion experience.
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Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin on May 3, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.