Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Teen Book Review
Another day goes by, and yet I have another book to review. I always think that authors are big celebrities; they live in awesome places but never anywhere close by. WRONG! The latest book in my project led me to read Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson. Christine lives in Indianapolis! Plus, her book is a teen book, which is very exciting because I love teen books so much I haven’t read an adult book in more than three years.
Claire de Lune is a book about a girl who has just turned sixteen and her mother tells her she is a werewolf. While there is a little romance in this book (I don’t care very much for romance books, so this was good news to me), but Christine actually focused more on the roles of werewolves. For example, only women are werewolves, male werewolves do not exist. Also, we learn about the alpha wolf and how werewolves avoid ripping and tearing all their clothes during transformation. Of course, we also learn that Claire’s crush’s father is a werewolf hunter and wants to cure werewolves of their “problem.” But being a werewolf is like being a superhero, no one is allowed to know your secret. Plus, add in the fact that werewolves have been attacking and killing people in Claire’s neighborhood so now both Claire and her mother are in danger. This title has lots of action and does not skimp on the details of the attacks.
If this is not on our shelves and you’ve already read the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, you can always try Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, the Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater, Red Rider’s Hood by Neal Shusterman. If you want more information on how to bring out your inner wolf, perhaps try How to be a Werewolf by Serena Valentino. Happy reading!