Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Never Cry Werewolf

Brief Synopsis(Barnes&Noble):

Moonlight can totally change your life.

And it all starts so simply.

You. Him.

The moon.

You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material-his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.


The main character in this story seems to have gone through a lot. Losing her mother, gaining a superficial stepmother, her father growing distant from her. As the story trails on I came to the conclusion that the story was good, but the plot was very predictable. So, as I read, I took into consideration that this is a young adult novel, and some young adults may be surprised by the twists and turns this novel has to offer. I mean, a character who is apparently the son of a tabloid magazine owner, who is hell bent on finding out the truth about Austin, may draw younger readers into it. A camp counselor with a big gut and a huge heart, may draw others in, I don't know! I haven't been a young adult in awhile. What I do know, is the writing was good, the read was fast, and it was a very cute book. As for mystifying did not. but I'm sure my twelve year old niece would enjoy it.