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Mrs Gardiner, South Wilts Grammar School

Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow is a book about prejudice and making judgements about people. It is set during the latter years of the Second World War but the characters have been effected by both World Wars. The first line of the book "The year I turned twelve, I learned out to lie," really drew me into the story straight away. We follow Annabelle's journey as she starts to question everything she believes about what is right and wrong. Betty, the new girl in town, is not a likeable character and the reasons for this are not explored in the book, perhaps the point being for the reader to decide. Toby's backstory is also only hinted at or mentioned through the thoughts of Annabelle. By writing purely from Annabelle's perspective, Lauren Wolk takes the reader into her world and the dilemmas she faces whilst trying to protect Toby and do the right thing. This novel will stay with me for a long time. It made me both happy and sad, and question what I would have done in Annabelle's situation. Could anything have been done to change the almost inevitable ending? 10/10

Posted on: 9th June 2017 at 12:05 pm

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