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Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me

by Kristen Chandler

Rated: Mild

K.J. is a 16-year-old girl living in Wyoming at the edge of Yellowstone Park with her dad, an adventure guide/store owner. She’s been stuck in the same small town with the same small-town kids her entire life, but when the school year starts, there’s a new boy in class, and she can’t stop staring at him. Against her normal behavior, she volunteers to write a column for the school paper about the wolves (who were reintroduced to Yellowstone when she was in elementary school). She’s paired with the new boy, Virgil, who will supply photographs to go with her articles. Little does she know that not only is she falling in love, she’s helping stir up the town in its pro-wolf/anti-wolf sentiment that has been brewing for some time. She set out to find out about the wolves; now she finds herself trying to fix the problems she’s caused to explode (sometimes literally).

I loved this book. K.J.’s character was very real to me, and I enjoyed an insider’s perspective of the wolves being reintroduced in Yellowstone, a story I’d only heard in passing several years ago.

Rated: Mild. There are a couple of instances of mild language, very mild sexual and sexuality references and some some mildly gory descriptions of wolves and cattle being attacked.

— Reviewed by Nancy Minster

Nancy Minster is an avid reader, is married to an avid reader and is the mother to four little kids who seem to like books as well. One can only wonder where they get it from!

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  • Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me
  • by Kristen Chandler
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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