Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Wolf Hour by Sara Holmes - ESSENTIAL

Holmes, Sara Lewis The Wolf Hour 310 pgs., Arthur A. Levine Books, $16.99, Language: G(0 swears, 0 “F”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG;

Magia is a little woodcutter in training. Each day, she goes out with her father to help cut wood and deliver it to the townsfolk. Martin is a wolf who loves books and words. He is more comfortable around books and is, against the standard for wolves, curious about the humans. When Magia makes a minor mistake that leads to huge problems, the girl and the wolf are thrust together into one story. Can the two right the wrong, or will their story be lost  forever? 

This book was really good. It was fun to see two classic stories twist and turn as this new fairy tale unfolds. Mature Content is PG because the book talks about deals in order to pay back a debt and save lives. Violence is PG because it mentions the killings of wolves and there is some description of a bloody wolf body. 

MS - ESSENTIAL Student Reviewer: JM(9th grade)

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