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Salma, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Wolf Hollow

‘Wolf Hollow’ was another page turner for me. Annabelle, its protagonist, is a complex character with a unique viewpoint and a strong moral compass, so it was interesting reading this book from her point of view. I especially liked the enigmatic character of Toby, as we only find out snippets of information about him through the book, and we find the full truth about him at the end, which made me want to keep on reading. The events of the book cover a range of topics: the effects of war, family, justice and truth being some of them.

The descriptions of the setting- 1940s Pennsylvania- as well as the characters and Annabelle’s coming of age were poetic, in a way, and this made me enjoy reading ‘Wolf Hollow’ even more.

Although I enjoyed the book as a whole, I felt that the antagonist, Betty Glengarry, was more of a plot device than a character, as the reasons for her actions were not fully explored. Moreover, due to the almost abrupt ending, she did not get a chance to redeem herself. I would recommend to anyone from twelve and over as it has many important life lessons to teach, but is also good for adults with its slightly dark plot.

Posted on: 13th April 2017 at 11:17 am

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