Friday, October 29, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review

the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future

Description is from Goodreads

My Review:

While this is a great book and story there are areas where I was wondering what was up with Grace's parents who seem almost obsolete. During most of this book Sam and Grace are sleeping in the same bed together, he hides in her room but her parents never seem to catch on to this. That to me is a little questionable. Mainly cause I think in this day and age that I don't know too many parents who would be so self absorbed not to notice what was going on with their own daughter. And the violence that happens to the wolves seems a bit over the top. Shotguns I don't know I would want my children reading something dealing with guns. But that could be just me. The story of Grace and Sam is a good story, just certain parts seem a tad hard to swallow. I rate this book a 4 star book mainly due to lack of adult figures in the book other than Beck.
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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is somewhat of a theme I have fond in many YA reads. The parents are either clueless or non existent.

I have this book and look forward to reading it. Thanks for the review :)

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