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Wolves, Boys, & Other Things that Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

KJ Carson has spent her entire life in the small town of West End, Montana. She knows everyone and they know her, but no one has really noticed her. But when Virgil Whitman and his mom move in, things begin to change. KJ and Virgil work together on a journalism project featuring the wolves newly reintroduced to Yellowstone Park, and suddenly people see KJ in a new way. Some notice KJ’s talent for writing, but most just see that she is sympathetic to the wolves.

KJ’s high school newspaper articles lead to a much more serious divide between the people of West End. Disagreements grow and as tempers flare, things become dangerous for the wolves and their sympathizers. In Wolves, Boys & Other Things That MIght Kill Me, Chandler introduces great characters and an interesting story. She also sheds light on the very real conflict of reintroducing wolves into the wild. I enjoyed KJ and reading about her life in a beautiful area of the world that I love.

Recommended ages--12 and up

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