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Sunday, July 11, 2010


Looking for a new series to hook your Twilight obsessed teens on? Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater may be what you’re looking for. It’s full of romance, angst, and the problems attached to loving someone from a different world than your own. The story puts some new twists on the legend of the werewolf, including the idea that the change in physical forms is brought on by temperature, and they can only take on their human form during the warm months.

Summary: Shiver is told from two perspectives. Grace is a teen girl who has grown up watching the wolves that live in the woods behind her house, especially the one with yellow eyes who saved her from being killed by the pack when she was younger. Sam is the young yellow-eyed werewolf who loves Grace from afar, even during the short time each year that he is human.

When Sam and Grace are finally brought together, nothing can separate them – except the possibility that Sam will become a wolf permanently. Can both of them deal with the pain of the past and find a way to protect their future together?

The book ends with a great twist that makes me look forward to reading the next book, Linger.

What makes someone human

Age Appropriateness:
Grades 8 and up
Areas of concern (content):
Foul Language: none
Nudity/Adult Content: Yes.
Violence: mild

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