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Wolf Hollow

'Wolf Hollow' is a gripping book bursting with colour, imagination and surprises. The first impression of this book is promising, with this punchy line “The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie”. This led me into a frenzy of thought! Why didn’t she learn earlier? Maybe she didn’t need to. This gives the impression of a book full of great wonder and dark fear.
The main character and our narrator, Annabelle, who leads us through this war-torn, rural Pennsylvania, questions everything, allowing attention to be drawn to herself. This gives the book a view of a twelve year old who hasn’t seen the real darkness in our world, making the shock hit hard when it arrives.

I was immediately drawn into the mysterious, sinister world of Wolf Hollow. The book had the power to engage my emotions from a sad, depressed mood to an aura of excitement. The book is easy to follow as it leaves the serious and intense parts out in the open where they will be clearly seen to all eyes. The book flows as one, allowing it to feel complete and drift with the plot, seeking Annabelle’s mind as a hiding place. The story seems believable with a few bits that are unlikely to happen in the real world but that just seems to make the book better. For example, when a mystery figure throws a rock it would be unlikely to hit anyone, yet does.
This book is full of secrets, lies and unfairness with all these looming over you, locking you into the book you’ll never want to put down. There are so many great things about Wolf Hollow but by far the best is that you can buy it! If you are ten or over you are bound to love this mysterious book unravel itself into your hands.

Posted on: 16th May 2017 at 06:13 pm

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