Wolf HollowBook - 2016
New York Times Bestseller
A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying.
★ An NPR Best Book of the Year
★ A Booklist Best Book of the Year
★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year
★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
★ A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year
★ An ALA Notable Children's Book
"This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn't flinch ." -- People
"[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written ." -- The Wall Street Journal
" Wrenching and true . . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story--one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty ." -- The New York Times Book Review
"When reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. They are merely doing justice to Wolk's beautiful story ." -- NPR, Best Books of 2016
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, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.
"The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle's courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters ." --Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax
"An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic ." --Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author
From Library Staff
LPL_Childrens Feb 03, 2018
Wolf Hollow is a beautiful, haunting story. Annabelle lives in a small town during WWII and begins to be bullied by a girl named Betty. Soon right, wrong, lies and truth wrap Annabelle up and show her that the world is much more complex than she thought it was. Assumptions, friendship, family and... Read More »
LPL_LaurenT Apr 21, 2017
Haunting and vivid, you’ll feel like you’ve fallen into 1940s Pennsylvania within sentences of starting Wolf Hollow. Protagonist Annabelle’s peaceful town of Wolf Hollow is sent into a tailspin when Betty Glengarry moves to town. Annabelle falls prey to Betty’s mean streak and as one act of bully... Read More »
LPL_JennyC Sep 13, 2016
Wolf Hollow is a sadly beautiful, haunting story. Annabelle lives in a small town during WWII and begins to be bullied by a girl named Betty. Soon right and wrong and lies and truth wrap Annabelle up and show her that the world is much more complex than she thought it was. While Betty torments An... Read More »
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Violence: Parents should know that the bully in this story is physically violent, causing a child to lose an eye and killing a quail in the woods. The ending also involves a death, which sensitive readers may not be prepared for.
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