"An absolutely fabulous new young adult novel.… The story is fast and superbly told, and the characters are likable and believable." —Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother
Sometimes Living in the Big Apple Really Bites!
Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn’t like other girls. She’s the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she’s attacked by a "wild dog." Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat—the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. And so begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth.… When a new girl gang appears in the city—with claws and paws—Sam suspects there’s a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparks her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, the media, and her mother catch up to her.
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Emily Pohl-Weaery is an award-winning author who has written five previous books, including novels, poetry, comics, and a biography of her sci-fi-writing grandmother, Judith Merril. Emily also started the Toronto Street Writers, a free writing group for inner-city youth in the neighborhood where she grew up. Visit her at: www.emilypohlweary.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about werewolves. I know a lot of people have a problem with them, but I absolutely love watching and reading anything that have werewolves in it! I love animals, and humans who transform into animals are automatically awesome for me! The main protagonist, Sam, is in a rock band. Sam is the guitarist, and is also the shy one in her band of three girls. One day, going back home from work, an "animal" attacked her. You might think this would be such a typical werewolf story, but trust me, it's not!! Emily Pohl-Weary turned it into such an addicting and amazing read! When she goes home after the bite, she notices that she is super hungry! It was funny to see the symptoms kicking in. Sam was literally eating like a crazy animal, she would always feel hot and sweat, and I had such a great laugh reading about all this.For me, characters are probably the most important thing in a book. Sam was a fantastic one! She is half asian (holllaaaa), lives by herself in Brooklyn, and has such a unique personality. For me, I will always remember the funny stuff she did, and the awkward situations that she encountered. I just loved how the author turned this into a light read, and allowed the readers to look at such a plot from a different perspective. I also loved the writing. I never really got bored. Not Your Ordinary Girl was fairly short, but I wouldn't have wanted the author to add anything unnecessary to the story either. Oh, did you guys see that cover? My copy has a different one, and I wasn't that into it but I absolutely ADORE this! It's so unique and artsy!Overall, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl was a fantastic werewolf read! I loved the plot to bits! The characters were great, and I don't think I would have wanted anything in the story to change. You guys might ask me why I wouldn't have given it a higher rating, and that's because it wasn't a book that touched my heart or actually made me FEEL anything tremendous. It was loads of fun, and I would totally recommend this book to all you paranormal fans out there!
I was pleasantly surprised while reading Nor Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary. What I was expecting was just another werewolf story but with an older female lead. Yes, it is another werewolf story, but it was better than what I had hoped for! The voice that was given to main character, Sam Lee, is one that keeps the reader’s attention. Not your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary is a story about rising rock star Sam Lee who unfortunately gets bitten by a werewolf. She in turn begins to turn into a werewolf, herself. Not only does she have to start getting used to these changes happening to her, but she must also deal with a crazy werewolf, Owen, who has decided to stake his claim on her. Thank goodness for his totally sexy brother, Marlon. Marlon has taken it upon himself to watch out for Sam as she goes through her transformation, and to protect her from his crazed bro. But Sam’s transformation is doing a huge number on her career, as well as to her friendship and potential relationship. The hunger for food is overwhelming, and the thought of taking a bite out of those closest to her scares the crap out of her. Who could have bitten her and why? Does the appearance of an insane all girl gang have anything to do with this? And what part does Sam have to play in all this craziness… What I really loved about this book was how Sam’s transformation is described. Her thoughts and feelings come to life as she tries to deal with her new reality. We see her anger and pain, and we witness how she deals with everything. And I was torn between which boy I wanted to see Sam with. Of course, Marlon is bad boy sexy. But I loved that deep down he is sweet and romantic and thoughtful. And I loved the protectiveness he had with Sam. Harris, at times, would be sweet as well, but with a few drinks he turns into something that I really didn’t care for. And I felt that Mr. Obvious was so quick to want to jump into bed with Sam, mere moments after a break up with his long time girlfriend. I loved Sam’s friends/band mates, Jules and Malika, although Jules was questionable at times. But Malika was a friend through and through, one that I would proud to have. In fact, I loved the way in which all the characters were introduced and written. Everything flowed so well together, that this ended up being a really quick read. The pages flew by quickly and the end came fast. Fans of reads involving werewolves will fall in love with Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary. A little bit of rock, and whole lotta fur.