Friday, August 14, 2009

Never Cry Werewolf

Heather Davis
Harper Collins
$8.99 U.S.
Release Date: September 1, 2009

Synopsis from Heather Davis' Website:

"Moonlight can totally change your life.And it all starts so simply.You. Him. The moon. You’re toast."Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had “borrowed” that Porsche?). But her step-mother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior. Suddenly Shelby’s summer plans are on the shelf, and she’s being packed off to brat camp. It’s good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges, III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn’t be getting tangled up with another bad boy…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good looking one? One thing’s for sure, that pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

My Thoughts:

I was not the biggest fan of this book. It was written for a younger audience. Even though Shelpby is in High School the book seemed geared towards middle schoolers. While the characters were well developed I was not drawn to them. I kept thinking that Shelby was just generally stupid, and had a hard time with the decisions she made. I also found her relationship with Austin to be forced, it seemed to overdone. The setting of the book did catch me because it was set in Oregon. This book was just not something I found enjoyable. I think the story could have used less small events and focused on one big one. I felt like a lot of details were thrown into a little book.


A younger reader looking for a fantasy book.

Grade: C

Age: 12 and up

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