Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk, Dutton, April 26, 2016 – review by Larry
Simply stated, Wolf Hollow is one of the most elegant books I have read in a long time. Elegant in conception, elegant in story telling, elegant in layering of complexity, plus, elegant portraits of personalities and elegant writing. And while it is a book designed for a reader of fourth to sixth grade, with a character aged 12 who illustrates very well the understanding of life at that age, I believe it would also be a great read through high school and beyond.
This is a historical fiction acting as parable for the life we live now. It is about types of personality, truth verses the lie and the power of the lie over truth. It is about taking time to find fact versus appearance, and it is about bullying in many of its forms. The book also illustrate the damage of war for those who come home and are unable to escape their memories.
Fabulous, just fabulous!