Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #3)

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #3)

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by Maggie Stiefvater
     
 

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The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

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The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

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Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
As the point of view changes from one teenager to another, we learn that the lives of wolves in Minnesota may be coming to a dismal end when Isabel's dad sways a congressman to take the wolf off the endangered list. If that happens the hunt begins, and no one will be safe, especially Sam, Grace and the others. While Sam works to gather up his friends and put them in a safe haven, Cole keeps tweaking his formula that could change them back to their human selves. Which will happen first? Will the wolves be shot and killed or can Sam and Cole save them? This book reads like a teenage soap opera where relationships constantly change and drama fills each of their lives with purpose. I find it hard to believe that young people cannot get their fill of werewolves even if Stiefvater creates a real world for them to inhabit. Does she lure them in with the seduction of being able to live forever or is it considered romantic to bite someone and turn them into a creature for life? Regardless, the book merits a single clap for taking a new twist on an old, overdone theme. Read Shiver and Linger before opening this book. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Readers will like much about this conclusion to the series. The love between Grace and Sam grows stronger and stronger, and the pain of their plight is palpable and heart-wrenching. The book begins where Linger (Scholastic, 2010) left off: Grace, thought to be immune to the "werewolf gene," has turned into a wolf, fleeing the hospital bed where she was dying. Much suspicion now surrounds Sam, the last person to see her. And now another local girl, Olivia, has been found dead, ravaged by wolves. Cole St. Clair's life as a famous rock star is at odds with his drug abuse. He sees no reason to live, and becoming a wolf seems like the best solution. But something is keeping him from shifting, so he begins to experiment on himself to find a cure for the werewolf gene. If he can find it, he can possibly save Grace and ensure that Sam is permanently cured. There isn't much time, though, as Tom Culpepper is still out for revenge on the wolves that killed his son. To make matters worse, Grace, the most logical of the bunch, keeps shifting between wolf and human. Sam's character is one to make teen girls swoon as he bakes, recites poetry, and sings love songs to Grace. Cole offers a nice contrast to Sam, with his rock-star charm and reckless ways. There is much action and suspense, although the idea of Officer Koenig riding in to help save the day is a bit far-fetched. The only downside to the story is the ending, which is left open for interpretation. While some readers will like drawing their own conclusions, others may feel let down at the lack of closure. This is not a stand-alone novel; familiarity with the previous two books is a must.—Lauren Newman, Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School, Columbus, NJ
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Praise for Maggie Stiefvater:

"If Shiver left fans wanting more, Linger will have them begging." -Romantic Times

* "Beautiful and moving...The mythology surrounding the wolf pack is clever and so well written that it seems perfectly normal for the creatures to exist in today's world. A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money." - SLJ, starred review

* "Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love....her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face." - PW, starred review

"All readers will be able to enjoy Stiefvater's fast-paced storytelling and dedication to the old-fashioned art of creating a believable and enduring romance. Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." - BookPage

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545259088
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Series:
Wolves of Mercy Falls/Shiver Series, #3
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
151,944
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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