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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater April 19, 2012

Posted by echslibrary in Uncategorized.

I read this book only after a couple of students told me they enjoyed it.  I was worried it would be too dark, kind of like Scorpio Races, which is by the same author.

It’s not *as* dark, but it’s still a pretty dark book.  There were one, maybe two, laugh out loud moments, but for the most part I was grimacing at the disturbing scenes and then trying hard not to cry at the end.  I lost that battle.

So the book is about a girl, Grace, who was attacked by wolves when she was young. The wolves live in the woods right behind her house.   Since then, she has grown attached to one wolf in particular.  He sits at the edge of the woods and watches her.  She knows his eyes and only sees him when it’s cold.  Once the weather warms up, she doesn’t see him anymore.

This goes on the six years.  Then one day he is on her back porch.  As a human.  With those same eyes.

This book is the first in a trilogy.  We have the second, Linger, but not the third.  I hope to spend next year’s book money on finishing the trilogies and series that I am missing, so maybe I will be able to get it then.  In the meantime, if you just can’t wait for the third book, the Carteret Public Library does have it in circulation.

**Edited 4-29-12** We now have the third book, Forever!  It will be available to be checked out after May 7, 2012.



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