by Michele Paver
I\’ve had trouble finding something good to read today. I tried a J fiction book, Wolf Brother, having seen it at Not enough Bookshelves. It sounded interesting, but I couldn\’t get into it. I didn\’t like how it jumped immediately into high drama in the first scene, without any introduction to the characters, solid setting or nice descriptions for establishment. Action, panic, danger, mystery. A demon bear haunting a forest six million years ago; and one boy who has secret special powers he\’s unaware of and can talk to wolves, has to hunt it down… But I just couldn\’t get a sense of being there. I\’m beginning to realize that juvenile fiction just doesn\’t work for me anymore, unless it\’s entertaining and charming (like Ordinary Princess was) or wonderfully descriptive. This book just wasn\’t my style. I read on the jacket that it is the author\’s first book of juvenile fiction. Perhaps I\’d like her adult works better.
Abandoned ..0/5…. 320 pages, 2006