Alex Even, Chobham Academy Book Group
The day Betty Glengarry arrives. A city girl, Betty has been sent to live with her grandparents because she’s disobedient. Her mother can’t handle her. Betty's worse then a bully.
Annabelle is afraid of her, but she’s also at an age where children are eager to prove their mettle(a person's ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.), and decides to handle the threat herself. She can’t though, and then Betty’s cruelty escalates — with devastating consequences...
Early in the book, Annabelle recalls asking her grandfather how Wolf Hollow got its name. Long ago, he explains, the people who lived here dug pits to trap wolves. They shot the wolves that were getting “too brave and too many,” and turned their ears in for a bounty.
This god — the god of wolves, snakes and Betty Glengarry — is an ancient, feral deity, one unconcerned with human constructs of right and wrong, and Annabelle soon realizes that pitfalls dark and deep lie hidden on the path to adulthood, some of them large enough to swallow us whole.
Posted on: 11th May 2017 at 04:27 am
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