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Posted November 7, 2007
Wolf Brother is a historical fiction book by Michelle Paver. This book is a realistic book in which this boy has to conquer things on his quest. The setting is in the 1800s¿s but is it based six thousand years ago in the west of U.S.A. The major conflict in the book is how a boy named Torak is going to survive without his father, whom he has never been without, alone in the woods with barely any food. Torak¿s father died from getting mauled by a demon bear. How Torak deals with this conflict is that he goes back and gets food from his father¿s pouch. His father gave him an Indian knife to survive, arrows for protection for hunting. He meets up with a wolf cub who he can relate to and they become good friends. Torak is able to survive better with the wolf cub. The point of view in this book is 3rd person view. The boy narrates and the narrator speaks it out. The language has a little bit of feeling as if the author is talking to you because the words are spelled how people say them (slang). The book has a lot of imagery. If you like historical fiction or realistic fiction of Indians, this book is for you. The words are medium sized and it is a decent sized book. I liked the book. It was fun to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2005
I admit, I'm much older than 10. I thought I'd give this a try do to the LA Times review. I found this book to be a let down. I didn't find myself caring as much as I should have when the bear entered the scene. The ending is anti-climatic. And the story is slow. I found myself craving an adult book, I felt the author intentionally had not much happen because she felt children couldn't follow a more complex plot. As Harry Potter has proven, authors should challenge children rather than play down to them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 27, 2009
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