Jobling, Curtis Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf, 412 pgs. Viking, Penguin Group, 2011. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence : PG13 .
Drew wants to be a farmer, but when the sheep are suddenly afraid of him, and an evil beast murders his mother and leaves him for dead, Drew realizes that his life is destined to be different. Drew is a shapeshifter, he can change into a werewolf at will. When his father chases him away, Drew must make his own way in the wild forest called the Dyrewood. He must learn to control the beast within, and embarks on an epic battle between good and evil, finding friends and making enemies along the way.
I am excited to start this new series. It is gripping and fast moving with enough violence to keep the teenage boys interested, but it’s mild enough for the weak to not gross out. Can’t wait to read the next one!
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