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Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow is honestly a sad and yet captivating book. The ending can get you really melancholy because of the twisting turns and lies. I don't want to give too much information away but I'd like to share a passage from page 217:
"Toby ate his piece slowly. Made it last long after we had finished ours. We sat and watched him as if he were a giraffe or a Martian. Even I had trouble believing that Toby was sitting at our kitchen table, eating pie, after years of avoiding any but brief contact with us, barely speaking, never allowing a soul to see him without dark trappings."

It is impossible not to fall in love with this book, especially because you want to find out what actually happens to Betty! And of course if you read the blurb, you will find out that Betty is cruel and manipulative. Is that the type of person you'd want to face on a daily basis?
It's about time Annabelle learns to pull things together but she's younger than me, myself and she's doing her best to keep the lies and secrets to herself for the sake of adjusting with other people, even though this is emotionally tearing her heart apart.

Annabelle has seen and learnt about things no other person should experience. Her mother may be supportive but at times, she just feels like a disappointment. Sure, all of us can relate to her at least one moment of our lives.

I wouldn't recommend this book to typical readers who get very emotional. There are some readers who will definitely cry after reading this because of the way Lauren Wolk has presented each character's problems. However the two people I wouldn't feel sorry for is Betty as well as Lily. This is because Lily tends to be very judgemental and you will find that she dislikes the appearance and personality of Tobias Jordan who is also one of the main protagonists, in spite of not knowing his personality well. And as for Betty, she just seems like a narcissist who can't help but feel brilliant by physically as well as emotionally and verbally torturing people like Annabelle.

This book has crystal clearly been amazingly written and developed. Because of the upcoming dilemma, I wanted to stop reading this but I just COULDN'T...

Posted on: 23rd May 2017 at 08:55 am

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