Teen Book Club

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wolves, Boys, & Other Things that Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler (4 reviews)

Tahirih,     15 
Kristen Chandler 
Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me     

      Sorry for such a long review, there really isn't enough that I could say about this book! Superbly written from start to finish!    KJ Carson lives in the middle of nowhere. With a high school consisting of no more than 20 or 30 students, a town full of hunters, farmers, and ranchers, and a convenient distance from Yellowstone National Park, you can't help but be tough and outdoorsy. A survivor. And that's exactly what she is; living in a small house with only herself and her father after her mom passed away, they run an even smaller guide business and fishing shop. Her life runs normally, day by day, in an almost monotonous fashion. Then, someone new shows up at school. In the first place, why would anyone pick such a "godforsaken" town to move to? And who is he? As it turns out, his name is Virgil and his mother, a college professor, has come for hands on research. About wolves. Now, this is a hot topic in this teeny town that just happens to be splitting it in two. At this point in time, the U.S. Government was considering the reintroduction of the gray wolf into Yellowstone. Because of this, there are the "pro-wolf tree huggers" and the ranchers that are completely against the wolves. Both have their own reasons for choosing their sides in this schism, but KJ, surprising even herself, slowly leans towards the pro-wolf group when she is assigned to write weekly articles on the preyed upon predators for her school journalism class. Virgil is also assigned to the article as it's photographer, and the duo begin to produce thrilling and controversial work. Many people claim that they will stop at nothing in the removal of this article, of the "tree huggers," and especially the wolves, but how far will they really go? The momentum increases and soon enough there is no in between and no turning back, and KJ has to decide between what she feels is right or wrong, why she is doing the things she's doing, what she really feels for this strange new boy, and how it's all connected.  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
Tyler, 15             
Kristen Chandler
Wolves, Boys & Other Things that Might Kill Me    
penguin group      2010
               This book is about a young girl that lives in a small town and she loves wolves. She gets the boy of her dreams and does the work to save the wolves.

4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.
I read a couple books a week.
This is a pretty good book more than what i expected!

linsey,    14
Kristen Chandler
Wolves, Boys & Other Things that Might Kill Me       

          In the book Wolves, Boys & Other Things that Might Kill Me  is about a girl name KJ(Katherine Jean last name Carson but everybody calls her KJ) and her home town lives near Yellowston National Park. She lives with her dad. And he is a fishing and wildlife guide. The most compelling aspect of the book is that when KJ and Virgil the new kid in her school, and he is there for centen resons. Anyway that Virgil and KJ are trying to show the town folk that not all wolves are bad and don't hurt or kill pepole. But the town folk are mad and want to send back the wolves to Washington so their live stock will be safe and some won't have to be killed or hurt. I would recommend this book to people who like wildlife and it can be both a boy and a girl book, and who likes wolves.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book


Logan,    13
Kristen Chandler
Wolves, Boys and other things that could kill me    
Viking    2010

           This book was hilarious showing things that wouldn't really happen but puts you in her spot

Rating: 5. Hard to imagine a better book.

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