Book Review: Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott
Sloan has been paralyzed with fear since her mother abandoned the family. A preceding incident left her forever changed, and Sloan finds herself unable to move on with her life. Her family leaves her at home for what should be a quick trip, but when a snow storm sets in, Sloan is forced into action. The harsh conditions only get worse,and then the wolves in the area decide to attack. Will Sloan and her friends be able to get to safety in time?
This is a really quick read with lots of excitement. I was a little worried about not having enough time to connect to the characters, but I didn’t find that to be true. I loved the friendship between Sloan and Pilot, as well as the complicated relationship with his father. Be sure to read the author’s note at the end about her trip to visit the wolves. It’s pretty interesting!
“…there are hundreds of kids in the world like Pilot and me. Maybe thousands. All of us just dangling from silver threads, fearing-and sometimes hoping-that someone will cut the strings and we’ll all fall down.”
“No matter how people live their lives, they leave holes. Because once a person is gone, all that is left is the wondering. Wondering what might have happened if they’d stayed. If things were good, how much more good could there have been? And if things were bad, could they have ever gotten better?”
Recommended Grades: 5-8
Genre: Realistic Fiction (or Action Adventure)
Overall Opinion: Recommend