Sunday, June 04, 2017

Wolk, Lauren. WOLF HOLLOW

Wolk, Lauren.  
WOLF HOLLOW Dutton Children's Books, 2016

 Life in the countryside of Pennsylvania was quiet and mostly uncomplicated for eleven year old Annabelle until Betty Glengarry came to town. The year is 1943 and the fighting of World War II rages on far away from the rural life of Wolf Hollow. It was said Betty was sent away from the city to live with her grandparents because she was “incorrigible”, an impossibly long word Annabelle has to look up in the dictionary at school. Incorrigible means delinquent, not manageable, and unruly. Betty soon shows herself to be a mean-spirited bully. Along with Annabelle, others become the object of Betty’s attacks. Annabelle’s story will grip you with the intensity of action and stark contrasts of kindness and cruelty. Reading this book could very well change your life.  
(New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2018)


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