Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday Memes: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. 294 p. Dutton/ Penguin Young Readers Group, May 5, 2016. 9781101994825.

Publisher synopsis: Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience and strength help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

First line: The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.

Page 56: I vowed to stay in the truck with my grandfather while my mother made her delivery. But when we pulled up in front of the Glengarrys' house, she put a jar in each of my hands and hustled me ahead of her. "You helped make the medicine," she said. "Betty should know that. Maybe you two can be friends."
     There was nothing I could say to that, so I said nothing.

The cover, even of the arc, is absolutely gorgeous! 


  1. I hear you. Great cover. The opening is good also. And I lie the writing already.

    My Friday 56

  2. Oops, should be - like. Fingers are too fast for my brain this morning. LOL

  3. Sounds good. Bullying is getting to be a more common theme in lots of the books I'm seeing lately. This week I am featuring Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. Happy reading!

  4. I really like novels where bullying is brought into awareness and Wolf Hollow seems to fit the glove. I'll have to keep it in mind. Also, I really enjoyed the writing of the snippets you shared. Nice beginning and 56.

  5. I love the sound of this and I agree that the cover is amazing. Here's my Friday meme

  6. That is a great cover, and the story sounds sweet too! Happy weekend!