Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk Book Review
I have a new favorite book and author!
So this is what happened, the internet went down at midnight and I had just finished Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But I wasn’t tired. I had picked up a book called Wolf Hollow at the Barnes and Noble book event on Friday. I thought I may just read a chapter, just to see… But oh my goodness! Let’s just say I relished the last page at 5:30 this morning. Yup, I literally couldn’t put it down. It was just so beautiful.
** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**
This book is so good that it is hard for me to tell you. I need hand gestures and facial expressions for you to understand how much I loved Wolf Hollow. I read a lot and out of everything I have read this year, Wolf Hollow is the greatest by a long shot.
The story is amazing but it’s the way this story is told that makes it so touching! Lauren Wolk is not just a gifted writer who writes a story your imagination will adore but also tells a tale that moves your heart and talks to your soul. It’s absolutely lovely.
You probably wonder what it’s about so let me share this.
WHERE: Rural Pennsylvania
WHAT: A girl arrives in Annabelle’s hometown and proves to be not only a terrible bully but something much darker. A scarred veteran turned loner is accused of terrible things and Annabelle can’t step aside and watch her friend take the fall.
I stand not alone in my awe, readers! Check out these reviews!
“This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.”—People
“Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.”—The New York Times Book Review
See? Truly, you need this! I don’t want to give away too much, and I am likely to do it considering I had a mere three hours sleep last night (totally worth it!) So I am going to close this post and you are going to write down the names Wolf Hollow and Lauren Wolk for your next trip to the bookstore because this is one you will want to keep. It deserves a place on your bookshelf, right up there with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and The Black Stallion.
From The Jacket of Wolf Hollow
Despite growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and though her bullying seems isolated at first, it quickly escalates. Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, soon becomes the target of Betty’s attacks. While others see Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. And as tensions mount in their small community, Annabelle must find the courage to stand as a lone voice for justice.
The brilliantly crafted debut of Newbery Honor– and Scott O’Dell Award-winning author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain), Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of history.
To learn more about this author, Lauren Wolk, click here.
Here is her other book – Those Who Favor Fire. I assure you I will own it soon.
Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please feel welcome to sign up for my newsletter for more book reviews, a quote of the week to inspire you, and other family-friendly posts.
Also, we love to hear from you! Please don’t be shy, visit the comments section below and tell me what you have read and adored or let us know your review of Wolf Hollow! We love to hear from you!
Blessings – Gwen
Thanks for visiting Geez, Gwen today! We are so glad you found us! We are not believers in coincidence so we are confident you are here for a reason! We are a family-focused blog so we have a lot of inspiration and encouragement for you and your loved ones. Perhaps we can offer you some simple yet tasty recipes to make your weeknights easier? Perhaps you’ve been wondering how to bring your family closer together or strengthen your marriage? Maybe you’re looking for fun family activities you can enjoy together. Perhaps it’s been too long since your last date night and you need inspiration. Maybe you just want to know the truth about what we homeschoolers really do all day! Whatever it is, it’s clearly Destiny at its finest! Don’t let this opening door of opportunity slam shut! Run through by subscribing to our newsletter?
Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links. Occasionally I receive products in exchange for a review or giveaway post. The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking http://geezgwen.com to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. However, all opinions expressed on Geez Gwen are solely my own, and I only suggest products or services that I believe will be helpful to my readers.
- Appetizers, Salads, and Sides
- Beach Vacation Destinations
- Book Reviews
- Books for Teens/Tweens
- Christmas Books
- Desserts – Sweets and Snacks
- Drink Recipes
- Everything Else
- For Mom's – Things I Love
- Fun Food
- Hiking Destinations
- Holiday and Seasonal
- Homeschool Inspiration
- Homeschool Resources and Materials
- Homeschool Tips and Tricks
- Inspirational Quotes
- Instant Pot – Slow Cooker Recipes
- Just Saying
- Kid Friendly Travel Destinations
- Love and Marriage
- Materials We Recommend
- New Years
- Our Homeschool Experience
- Out and About
- Party's and Themed Events
- Product Reviews
- Quote of The Week
- Seasonal and Holiday Quotes
- Seasonal Recipes
- Valentine's Day
- What We Are Reading
- Writing and Stories