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Monday, December 24, 2012

Fun Horror

Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson

Adolescent Horror/Adventure

Stefan is about to make his first ever feature movie and become a big star-if he doesn't mess it all up with his clumsiness.  He keeps forgetting his lines; he makes his costar Raine furious; and, he accidentally almost kills one of the trained wolves, stopping the whole production.  When most of the adults leave to try and find help for the injured wolf, Stefan is left alone with his two teenage costars overnight. 

The story quickly goes from a drama/comedy of misadventure to thriller to horror to survival. The reader gets to experience one fast roller coaster ride when a local wolf population invades their area; the houses loses electricity and heat during a blizzard; the roads become impassable so no help can arrive; and, oh yeah, there's an avalanche that almost kills everyone!

Sure, the plot strains credulity......or this is one unlucky dude.  But, it was a lot of fun.  Sometimes, it's nice to throw reality out the window and just grab on to some fun.  I really liked this book and I think it will greatly appeal to reluctant readers, especially teen boys.

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