Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me

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It's K.J.'s junior year in the small town of West End, Montana, and whether she likes it or not, things are different this year. Over the summer, she turned from the blah daughter of a hunting and fishing guide into a noticeably cuter version of the outdoor loner. Normally, K.J. wouldn't care less, but then she meets Virgil, whose mom is studying the controversial wolf packs in nearby Yellowstone Park. And from the moment Virgil casts a glance at her from under his shaggy blond hair, K.J. is uncharacteristically ...

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Overview

It's K.J.'s junior year in the small town of West End, Montana, and whether she likes it or not, things are different this year. Over the summer, she turned from the blah daughter of a hunting and fishing guide into a noticeably cuter version of the outdoor loner. Normally, K.J. wouldn't care less, but then she meets Virgil, whose mom is studying the controversial wolf packs in nearby Yellowstone Park. And from the moment Virgil casts a glance at her from under his shaggy blond hair, K.J. is uncharacteristically smitten. Soon, both K.J. and Virgil are spending a lot of their time watching the wolves (and each other), and K.J. begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.

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"Beautifully written and thought-provoking." - School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142418833
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,383,288
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Chandler

Kristen Chandler lives in Orem, Utah.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The message of standing up for w

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The message of standing up for what you believe in is prominent in this novel, and actually teaches a lesson. It was entertaining and a good read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2010

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    Kept Me Turning The Pages, But....

    Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me centers around a 16-year-old girl, KJ Carson, and her fight to be herself and to stand up and do what is right. Although this book kept me up reading long into the night and into the early morning- I can't say that I really enjoyed this book. There is something about the authors writing, it seemed disjointed. Also, I couldn't connect with the main character- or really any of the other characters. The whole wolf plot is somewhat interseting to me. I rated this book a 3 star really only because I couldn't stop turning the pages (I was going through book withdrawal, maybe thats why? LOL) but overall I'd tell people to skip this book and find another.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    This is an interesting middle school drama

    Although only sixteen years old, KJ Carson has incredible wilderness skills due to personal experiences with her single parent, a wilderness guide. She can fish and hike in the wilds with the best. The teen uses her talent to guide tourists around Yellowstone National Park.

    Young city slicker Virgil and her mom arrive in West End, Montana where KJ has lived all her life. The newcomers persuade KJ to write about the endangered wolves living in the nearby park. KJ and Virgil write articles for the school newspaper about the wolves in the wild that split the less than 1000 townsfolk into divided camps: those who have lost livestock to wolves and want them hunted as deadly predators and those who believe they are critical parts of the ecosystem.

    This is an interesting middle school drama that encourages (at times with a sledgehammer) people especially the young to adhere to your values and not let anyone bully you into doing something you feel is wrong or even leaves you uncomfortable. KJ is a fascinating lead character as she is refreshingly surly and brooding more often than not. Readers will relish the morose one as she takes a stand to protect the wolf population while also learning that boys like Virgil are more dangerous to her health than wolves

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Love it

    This is the beastest book evr more ppl need 2 read it!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Big fan

    I llove this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Terrible

    I did not enjoy it. The book contained a lot of innappropriate content.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    The best book I have ever read

    This is my absolute favorite book. It has a well developed plot that every teenage girl can relate to, and even some guys will find interesting. This is the only book I own that I could reread again and again. If you love wolves then you find yourself just that much more interested. I learned so much at the same time that I had the opportunity to discover an amazing book.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    This book is pretty good. I would say that overall, it's cute. T

    This book is pretty good. I would say that overall, it's cute. That might be kind of a fluffy word to use on a book that has a small level of animal violence and a couple other slightly heavier things, but really that's the only word I can think of that describes it well. Wolves, Boys and other things that might kill me was a book that was fun to read, but it was a bit below my skill level. I'd probably recommend this book to middle schoolers, and high schoolers that can't handle real books yet. Overall, it was a fun read, and I'm not disappointed.  
    The writing quality wasn't the best ever, but the story was engaging, and it said some good things. There was some content that I didn't really think was absolutely necessary, but I wouldn't say that you should absolutely avoid it. If you like fun, quick reads, this is a good one to go with. You'll probably at least read the whole thing, because it is very engaging. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    TERRiBLE

    This book was so boring. Dont buy it. Very disapponting

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Different Than Most

    You normally don't see a book on the young adult shelf nowadays that has wolves and isn't paranormal. However, this book is an exception. Despite its long title, Wolves, Boys, and Other Things thart might kill me is fresh air in the seemingly redundant young adult genre. Not only does Chandler's debut have a clear, funny, and intuitive point of view, but the novel is realistic in the way of the main characters life and beliefs. However, the best aspect in this book, is not only can this book enrapture the likes of males and females, the novel seems like it is actually is happening in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Although this book does provide flaws, it does so in a way that makes the book even more beliebable than it actually is. Do not judge this book on its peculiar title, but read more into it. Not only does this book include romance and political difficulties due to the beloef of a few teenagers- it is more the while a stunning debut for Chandler.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    It was good!!

    I absolutely loved it! I would recommend it to anyone it kept my interest and was exciting and loved the story about the wolves. KJ was a typical teenager and i could even relate especially with her dad. It had funny parts and adventure parts and some romance. Great read.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    I loved this book with romance a little mystery and lots of drama and adventurous things. I would read it again and again and again i stayed up all night long caus it was so great

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