Sam, Chobham Academy Book Group
Wolf Hollow is a great book. It starts of a little slow but soon gets going. It has so many twists near the end that it is completely unpredictable. I would recommend this book to 12-15 year olds.
When cruel, mean Betty arrives at Wolf Hollow, Annabelle’s world is turned upside down. For starters, Betty bullies Annabelle and threatens to beat her and her two younger brothers with a stick. Then she teams up with Andy, another bully, and tries to throw a rock at a German but misses and takes out Ruth’s eye. Ruth is a quiet little girl who Annabelle likes. Just when things can’t get any worse Betty blames the whole thing on shy loner Toby. Then they both go missing and people think that Toby has kidnapped her. Annabelle must do everything she can to protect Toby and find Betty.
I think the plot is good and very detailed but would be better if it started a little faster. The author has clearly spent a while making sure everything fits together. The book also has a lot of twists and just when think that everything will turn out alright something else happens.
The characters are very good as they are all very different and realistic. You feel sorry for Annabelle and Toby but strongly dislike Betty because the author very clearly portrays the good from the bad.
The style of writing is in first person which restricts the book a bit as you only know what Anabelle is thinking or doing although it does make you take her side as the author wants you to. The mood is mainly sad as people are having their eyes taken out by rocks and being beaten with a stick.
Overall, I think Wolf Hollow is a good book. With all its twists and turns you never know what's going to happen next. Being mainly sad it’s an emotional read but still a beautiful, compelling book.
Posted on: 14th May 2017 at 09:39 am
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