Wolf Hollow

Wolk, Lauren. Wolf Hollow. Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017. Wolf Hollow is a coming-of-age novel set in rural World War II Pennsylvania. Twelve-year-old Annabelle encounters incorrigible cruelty for the first time when a bully, Betty, singles her out. Betty's ceaseless campaign against Annabelle extends to Toby, a troubled homeless World War I veteran who roams the woods between Annabelle's home and school. As a false accusation takes hold of the town, Annabelle's awareness of the world's unfairness grows and step by step leads her to act according to her deep sense of moral responsibility. Despite supportive parents and her own courageous actions, Annabelle cannot prevent a chain of tragic events; her dilemma challenges readers to think about how to live morally and ethically in a world marred by cruelty and war.

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