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Carina, John Mason School - Abingdon

Wolf Hollow

Although you will, like me, have heard so many people tell you NOT to judge a book by its cover it is still inevitable and although I quite liked the cover,in this case, the name Wolf Hollow put me off slightly as it made me think that this was a spooky,ghostly horror story when in fact it is about an 11 year old girl called Annabelle, a new girl Betty- who starts to bully Annabelle- and Toby,a man scarred deeply by the war he has fought in, who wanders the hillside alone and hardly talks to anyone, that Annabelle decides to befriend.

At the start this book appears to be just about a girl getting bullied which I didn’t find very gripping even if it is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. However when Betty goes missing and everyone blames Toby it is up to Annabelle to try and get people to see the truth about Betty. Because Annabelle is a similar age to me I found it easy to relate to her especially as she had younger brothers like me (I only have one though!).

If I had one criticism it would be that it took a bit too long to get started (it was nice to get to know the characters a bit better though). However, once I got further in I became more into the story and wanted to carry on reading. I feel like the ending was a bit predictable and could have been a bit more exciting as it left you feeling a bit flat but overall I think students in year 6 would probably enjoy it.

Posted on: 24th May 2017 at 02:06 pm

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