Werewolf Rising

Werewolf Rising

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by R. L. LaFevers
     
 

On the eve of Luc�s thirteenth birthday, a man called Ranger offers him a horrifying, enticing truth: Luc is a shapeshifter, a werewolf. It�s time to come home to his pack�and to make his first change into wolf form. Luc is thrilled by his new powers and loves the community of the pack. But Luc�s uncle wants to see the shapeshifters destroyed. How can Luc save his new… See more details below

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On the eve of Luc�s thirteenth birthday, a man called Ranger offers him a horrifying, enticing truth: Luc is a shapeshifter, a werewolf. It�s time to come home to his pack�and to make his first change into wolf form. Luc is thrilled by his new powers and loves the community of the pack. But Luc�s uncle wants to see the shapeshifters destroyed. How can Luc save his new family from the danger he has brought them? This spinetingling, accessible read is packed with middle-grade boy appeal and perfect for summer reading.

Author Biography: R. L. LaFevers is the author of four other fantasy novels. She lives in California.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Luc Grayson, nearly 13, has been dreaming about turning into a wild animal. Then, when a bully at school threatens him yet again, the peace-loving middle schooler knocks him to the ground. Orphaned when he was three, Luc lives with his Uncle Stephen and Aunt Jane. His uncle-his mother's brother-refuses to say anything about the boy's father, and, when Luc's father's brother appears suddenly at their Seattle home, the boy learns why. His father was a werewolf, one of a close-knit pack that lives tribally in the Washington State wilderness. Luc, furious with Uncle Stephen for denying him his identity, leaves with Uncle Ranger to join the Lycanthians (as they prefer to be called), who can change from human to wolf at will, and learn their ways. Luc realizes that Uncle Stephen's hatred runs deep when a vigilante group of hunters starts persecuting the pack. The symbolism of the protagonist's becoming a werewolf as he enters puberty is about as subtle as a brick, and so are the pretty basic plot and characterizations. Still, the story will appeal to middle schoolers who love the concept of becoming a werewolf, and pages will turn quickly, especially for students who need an extra boost in reading motivation.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525476658
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/17/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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