Monday, June 21, 2010

Shiver

Book Info


YA

Summary


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.


My Thoughts
Thank you Amy for suggesting this book! It is one of those great Young Adult books that i would suggest to those who do not general read young adult. It is a beautiful love story about trying to face insurmountable odds to be with the one you love.

The story is told from two points of view but is seamless in its undertaking. Grace and Sam have such natural voices and you can really feel the pain that each go through. Grace is left alone and unable to connect with her artist mother and workaholic father. Sam is unable to live his life out and may be stuck in wolf form for the rest of his existence. They each have their own distinct way of dialoging and you can always tell who is narrating without having to look at the chapter heading. I also felt for the minor characters and how they were being pulled into the lives of our main characters, friend and foe.

I did have a problem going into the book- all I could think is, "Why not just move from the cold weather states and come live in Texas? Trust me you would never change here." But when they finally addressed it in the book there was a plausible explanation. I just wished that Stiefvater told us sooner because it stopped me from totally immersing myself in the world and characters. None the less, I still enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any one who enjoys a paranormal romance.





(This trailer was created by Maggie with hundreds of paper cut-outs and multiple photographic frames per second. Music composed & performed by Maggie Stiefvater & Kate Hummel.)

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