Wolf Boy: A Novel

Wolf Boy: A Novel

by Evan Kuhlman

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ISBN-13: 9781979053792
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Wolf Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sean191 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wolf Boy tells the story of a family coping with the loss of a son, brother and fiance. It's told from the view of the younger brother and through an omnipotent narrator and through the comics created by the younger brother and his girlfriend. It was a refreshing approach to a topic that has been visited endlessly, but I felt the writing was a little flat.
Librarygirl66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On a frosty winter's day, Francis - the sweet, generous, responsible eldest child of the Harrelson family - dies in a car accident on an ice-covered highway, and Wolf Boy is born." "The earth doesn't rumble, no angels descend, and the sun doesn't weep. Nothing, in short, to signify the deep change that each member of the Harrelson household will undergo. Parents Gene and Helen turn away from each other and look inward, losing themselves in private fantasies. Ten-year-old Crispy devises elaborate strategies for her escape from the suffocating clutch of the Harrelson home and into the waiting arms of pop star Marky Mark." "But the heart of this family portrait is younger brother Stephen, who, along with his quirky and creative friend Nicole, crafts an alternative reality in which their comic book hero, Wolf Boy, battles the forces of evil, champions the powers of good, and fights to keep his family intact. Through Wolf Boy, Stephen finds an outlet for his grief and a concrete expression for his place in a family spiraling out of control and for all the natural yearnings and hopes of a typical thirteen-year-old. Wolf Boy's adventures are featured throughout the book, introducing a graphic-novel subplot that adds humor and visual interest and stretches the limits of the conventional novel."--BOOK JACKET.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The proverbial 'if you can only read one book make it this one' phase is one, that if anything, only serves as an inadequate understatment when used to describe this totally captivating and uniquely moving book. First time novelist, Evan Kuhlman, has crafted a simple yet emotionally overpowering story of death and the extraordinary means a young brother (Stephen) will adopt to deal with the loss of his older sibling (Francis.) In this case, create a comic book super hero - hence the book's title - that provides the outlet young Stephen needs to overcome his sorrow. This 'graphic novel within a novel' concept is a unique touch that weaves this poignant tale together and showcases the ample artistic talents of co-illustrators, Brendon and Brian Fraim. Buy this book and share it with everyone you know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I normally read reviews, not write them, but I absolutely love this novel so I am spurred into action. First of all 'Wolf Boy' is something that I've never seen before, a novel spliced together with a graphic novel, but more importantly the characters, Stephen Harrelson and his family, etc, are very heartfelt and come across as totally real, lovely people, even when they aren't doing lovely things. The main story, about a family struggling with the sudden loss of a child, is one that will grab onto you from the start and not let go, or at least it did that to me. I am strongly recommending this book to all of my book- loving friends and also to strangers, such as you! My only idea would have been to make Marky Mark (the little sister has a crush on him like I used to) appear in the novel part or the graphic novel part or both. Summary: a beautiful and unusual book worth reading. One of a kind, really.