Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me By Kristen Chandler

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Life is to short to say ‘Sorry’.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me is not, as some have speculated, another werewolf book. What it is, however, is a fascinating and unique take on small town life with all of its loyalties and quirks, and how this community in particular reacts and divides when faced with the re-introduction of wolves in Yellowstone Park. KJ is a laid-back and sarcastic narrator, and her humor keeps the book entertaining even while the book drags slightly, and in darker situations as KJ is faced with malice from upset and belligerent citizens and must decide whether to stand up for what she believes in or back down as many would like her to.

KJ lives in a small town near Yellowstone Park where ranching, hunting, and fishing are the town’s livelihoods. But when the re-introduction of wolves into the park and surrounding areas threaten those practices, her life is surprisingly turned upside down, especially so when Virgil and his mother, a scientist who has run many studies on wolves, move into town. Rather unexpectedly, KJ finds herself becoming friends with Virgil and becoming an advocate for the wolves through her column in the school newspaper, Wolf Notes. But soon the heat and frustration of the townspeople finds her and KJ learns that there is always another side to anything, and that some things are worth fighting for, despite what anyone else may think!

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