Never Cry Werewolf

Never Cry Werewolf

by Heather Davis


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ISBN-13: 9780061349232
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 17 - 12 Years

About the Author

Heather Davis: At first glance, I don't seem like an outdoorsy person, but somehow I've spent a lot of time in the woods, including working as a chef in remote Alaska and teaching school in a tiny logging town in the North Cascade Mountains.

Never Cry Werewolf is an homage to both those rugged adventures and all the fun times I've spent singing stupid songs about lunch meat (eww!) and gobbling down s'mores (yum!). I didn't set out to write a book about werewolves, but I fell in love with the idea that everyone has a side of themselves that's shown to the world and one that's kept hidden.

These days, I'm enjoying big city life in the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not writing YA novels, I'm haunting my local movie theater and spending time with a colorful cast of friends and family (who do occasionally howl).

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Never Cry Werewolf 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 207 reviews.
acsimps More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was well written and quick to read. My one criticism is that I didn't like how Shelby fought so hard against her feelings for Austin throughout the book and that she was always so scared of him. I also think that there is room left for a sequel to this book. (rash on her arm....when you read it you will know what I mean). There is so much more Heather Davis can do with the story and I would defiantly be excited to continue reading the series. I recommend reading this book.
Zeusie72 More than 1 year ago
One reviewer said if you hated twilight you would hate this book, well I hated twilight but I loved this book. Now with that said this book was easy and a quick read. If you want complex characters read another book but if you want a fun sweet often laugh or groan outloud then this is the book for you. I have enough bad bummer stuff I see on tv , read online or the paper. When I read a book I just want to exscape. No heavy drama . Get this book I think you will like it.
Emmilee More than 1 year ago
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis is about a teenage girl named Shelby who is the daughter of a millionaire and who's evil stepmother sends to brat camp. At Camp Crescent, Shelby meets the intriguing Austin,son of a rockstar, who tries to recruit Shelby to help him steal his medicine that helps to control the beast inside him and keeps him human. While trying to survive tortuous sing-a-longs, Shelby becomes torn between helping the boy she begins to love and staying out of trouble. This book is an excellent addition to any library and is a book you can not put down. From a gossiping boy to ham-singing counselors, this book is an enjoyable read. I would recommend this book for Young Adults and highly suggest you read it.
popetgrl023 More than 1 year ago
Ok so this book wasn't very good. The author didn't give me enough time to fall in love with each character. Frankly, Shelby annoyed me. Austin was my favorite, but i still didn't feel like i knew him. The book wasn't very believable. I know that it is a fictional book, but isn't a good book one that makes you forget about the real world all around you? to me, it seems like Davis sat down to write a book, and about halfway through, lost interest. it doesn't help that right before i read this book, I was reading "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute simple read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this i've read it three times and still cant get enough of it. There needs to be a thired book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing it was romantic dramaful scary i love this book it is a favorite book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit if u hated twilight ull hate this! But me whos the supernatural,paranormal,werewolf,vampire thing couldnt put it down long enough to breath. Best book i have read on my nook ever. So if u love the stories like i do it would be perfect for u!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heather Davis really can write for her fisrt teen book this is AMAZING! i had to by 4 copies of this book b/c my friends kept taking it this is a short read but funny and well writen a must read!
Amy MacDonald More than 1 year ago
it is one of the best books ever. i just eish it was longer.
CiciBear26 More than 1 year ago
Okay, the initial idea behind the book was...sorta original, I will give the author that. But, the wolf thing is just like most other books that are flying off the shelves these days. 'The strange, sexy kid who has a secret but needs the help of the most unexpected girl' kind of book. But, it was very good! Shelby is shipped off to some remote, god-knows-where location because of a minor mishap in her curfew. That right there screams the works of an evil stepmother. Soon though, Shelby meets Austin, the son of a rock star who is also attending the camp, and Shelby wants to know why. Is it drugs? Other issues? What she didn't expect is what she learns soon into their friendship. When Shelby and Austin become quick friends, there is nothing weird going on. Until he spills the secret that he is a Lycan, and needs her help keeping the secret, and stealing back his 'serum' from the counselor of the school, or BIG SURPRISE! he'll go all furry on her butt. I loved the way this book was written. While Shelby whined a little too much for my taste, the book was beautifully crafted and well written. So, if you like your werewolves H.O.T and your heroine's equally interesting, pick up this book.
Noel29 More than 1 year ago
The book is short. The story could have expanded on the characters and on the story line. The moral of the story was beautiful. I believe it can keep the reader's attention. It is a fictional story; however, it has real world issues. It brings into light the struggles that parents and teens can have in their relationships. I feel like the story ended too soon. So, I hope there is a sequel so I can find out more about the relationships within the story.
jbailey4251 More than 1 year ago
In Heather Davis's Never Cry Werewolf (HarperTeen, 2009), a series of bad decisions involving boys and a stepmother who's trying to get her out of the way lead to Shelby Locke getting sent to 'brat camp'. At camp, Shelby meets fellow camper Austin Bridges, son of a notorious rock star. Knowing that she shouldn't get involved with another "bad boy" doesn't stop her from being drawn to him. Then she finds out he has a dark secret and needs her help to protect it. I was drawn into this story from the first line. "Moonlight has special powers." The rest of the paragraph, which continues this theme, set the perfect tone. "Moonlight can totally change your life. And it all starts so simply. You. Him. The moon. You're toast." Isn't that fabulous? I love that. (Lucky for me, it's repeated periodically throughout the book!) The romance evolved wonderfully. Unlike some Young Adult romances, the reader sees how the relationship develops, building a solid foundation for the romance of the story. So many Young Adult romance books seem to skip this essential piece, letting simple good looks (i.e. "he's hawt, I'm in love!") take the place of compatibility and meaningful interaction. What really struck me about this story was the depth of character development in Shelby. In the end, the story was not about her trials at brat camp where she meets and falls for the good looking young werewolf. It's about her finally understanding her own motivations for what she does and acknowledging the root causes of her behavior. Trust and honesty are themes that are repeated throughout, but not in any way that could be deemed preachy. Shelby is sent to brat camp because her father feels he can no longer trust her. Many of the kids at camp have ulterior and sometimes dishonest motives for their actions. Can Shelby believe and trust that Austin's strange behavior has an innocent cause? More than this, in the end, Shelby must learn to trust in and be honest with herself. Other allusions were included that added to the whole atmosphere that was created-just a touch or two of Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast. And all of this was done in 212 pages. Fantastic!
elnice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My thoughts...This is a YOUNG adult novel. I would say it would be perfect for kids ages 12-16. That being said, I (being well over 16) enjoyed the book. Our young heroine deals with several huge issues such as death of a parent, step-parents, young love and trust. Shelby is a kind girl who often finds herself as a caregiver to other people she meets, when she really needs to take care of herself. As the story progresses, I saw significant character growth.On the surface, this is a story about a girl who meets a werewolf, but its really so much more than that. The story made me laugh out load and nearly cry in some places. Although Shelby is at a brat camp for rich kids, she is not snobby like some of the other campers. Some of the choices she made left me smacking my forehead in frustration, but she thinks like a kid her age. The story was well written and it kept me guessing. I was surprised at the end and anxious for more. I wonder if there will be a sequel?
macii on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was a fun, simple read, but the story line left a lot of holes. I like the narrator's voice and she was consistent, but I couldn't really like the werewolf guy.
Cajunbooklady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So the overall setting was different for me which I liked. The story was based around a bunch of rich kids who get sent to summer camp...also know as 'brat camp'. Now while I enjoyed the different setting I found it rather unspectacular in description. (I expected more since it was paranormal genre). The characters were okay; Shelby and Austin were rather blah throughout the first half of the story. I DID enjoy the fact that the story was told through Shelby's voice. I always feel closer to a character like this. It was also nice not to know the main 'secret' of the book straight away...this was my encouragement to keep reading. I'm glad that I did cause I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of the book. It was more exciting and there was definitely more plot and character building going on. The story really picked up steam for me at this point. The teen romance escalated on a cute level that makes you miss those teenage years (for us older YA readers LOL) and love blossoms in unusual places. The ending was really good and leads me to believe we'll see another book. I'm interested to see what happens to Shelby.Overall it was not the best book I've ever read but it was a good read. If your looking for something lighter to read on the paranormal YA shelves then this might be the book for you to try
ylin.0621 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was never one to get into the werewolf lusting craze for good reasons. One, they are freakishly hairy. Two, hello? Dog breath. C, they have no manners. Um, ripping your clothes off like the hulk does not make up more attractive. But of course a TEEN werewolf is another story, one titled Never Cry Werewolf. Shelby has this evil stepmother demanding that Shelby be sent off to brat camp¿hoping to cure her of her boy troubles. Well the jokes on the stepmom because Houston, we have a problem. Thy name is Austin. Rock star¿s kid, British (oh la la), and owns a leather jacket. It¿s all static between the two as things sizzle. But oh course expect the unexpected, Austin¿s a werewolf. Never Cry Werewolf is not one that makes the reader think very hard. It¿s a simple read, read, read, don¿t think type of book. You won¿t get much from it and I don¿t think it expects you to. A short and sweet book. The characters were floating through the surface of the water. You just can¿t dig deep enough of them. The plotline was a bit shaky as I had issue trying to follow along. But I did figure out one thing. I may dislike summer camp books but I kind of have a thing for brat camp books. Overall: It¿s best not to compare this to J.D. Salinger¿s The Catcher in the Rye but rather a typically teen novel with its cute plot.
TheDreamerReader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three words: short and cute.The Good: I could not put this book down, even when some of the dialogue fell flat or the situation became cheesy, I kept reading. Which is incredibly weird. So, props to the author for that!The ending was really good. A little cheesy, but still a really cute moment that makes you go "Aww!"Though I've seen better characterization, some of them were really fun to read about. Like Mr. Winters and The Guitar Lady (Cynthia as you will find out). Shelby is not a spoiled rich kid even though she is at brat camp, and luckily for the reader, she's a pretty relatable main character.The Bad: While this book did not suck too badly, it wouldn't be at the top of my recommended books list. It's... I don't really know how to describe Never Cry Werewolf (and in this case, it is not a good thing). It's like a combination of corny and unrealistic.This book has nothing really special about it. There is nothing that screams, "pick me up and read me!" The only reason people might pick it up is because it has werewolves in it and the cover is pretty.Overall: Never Cry Werewolf is a nice and fun book that will be an enjoyable read in your spare time.Grade: C
fayeflame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Moonlight has special powers....Shelby¿s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to ¿brat camp¿ as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane ¿no cell phones¿ policy.Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there¿s more to Austin than crush material¿his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby¿s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble¿but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?Heather Davis¿s debut novel mixes together irresistible characters, a pesky full moon, and a delicious taste of the supernatural. my thoughts: So this is my first ARC book review. YAY! I have to say i wasn't disappointed.Never Cry Werewolf was good and easy to read, Heather was on the right track when she wrote it. I do feel like we need more YA books about werewolves, but vampires never get old. I felt like Never Cry Werewolf ended to soon. I loved the storyline i just wanted to know more about the characters.The characters were lacking a little bit of depth. Shelby and Austin's relationship was a little rushed and it didn't go deep enough. The characters were likable.Shelby is cute and hilarious. Austin is the HOT Londoner,son of a rock star with a cute accent. At the last two characters of the book, i got to know Shelby more. I was kind of bummed out because i felt like the ending as far as the character development goes, should have been the beginning. So that's why i felt it ended to soon.But other than that, I like Heather's writing. It was cute and funny, short and sweet. Sometimes there was some predictable moments, but it was entertaining enough to keep me reading. I'm all for Heather, if she makes a sequel.Rating 3.5/5 hearts¿ ¿ ¿.5
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This book was a lot of fun to read and had several characters that I enjoyed getting to know. The relationship between Shelby and Austin was entertaining to watch develop and the author did a good job of bringing the readers into the story through her descriptions of the setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with laughter from page 1 which I immediately loved. I do think the author has a knack for comedy. There's plenty of humor with an entertaining plot and expressive characters. However, I do think there should have been more elaboration on the characters besides Guitar Lady is a super-duper annoying authoritative figure that I need to now defy because of her judgy eyes and power hungry demeanor (though I can't say I would have felt too differently). Or, Ariel has black hair and is rich. The main character was rather immature through much of the story and seemed rather childish and I felt the whole mutual 'mom sitch' that Shelby and Austin had in common was rather irrelevant to the whole story and served as a filler. Also, she is constantly saying she doesn't believe in brand names or flaunting her newfound wealth while she's surrounded by all these rich kids because she's a small town girl who prefers tennis shoes over high heels. But wonder of all wonders! To the near end of the book she's saying she'll be sure to hire a personal trainer if she lives through the night. Hypocritical much? However, I DO feel Shelby (the main character) DID learn a few satisfying and worthwhile golden lessons by the end. She seemed to have progressed to a more understandable and cooler character by the end which I was hugely satisfied with. And that ending. It was just perfect. I do believe there was a very satisfying resolution and conclusion to the story, indeed. Though Never Cry Werewolf wasn't as mystic filled and breathtaking as I had been hoping, it was short and sweet with a wonderful ending that made me jump up and down (literally:D) and fangirl like crazy! So yes, I would recommend it if you're looking for a quick read filled with laughs, hilarity, and more than one swoon worthy moment.
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