Google+ Reading Teen: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater review

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater review

Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf- her wolf-watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves, And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace... until now.

For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human- and Grace must fight to keep him- even if it means taking on the scars of the past the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

Debuted at #9 on the New York Times best seller list! It has stayed that way for 28 weeks so far. Obviously, there are a lot of teens reading this novel. I wouldn't say that this book is extreme, the language doesn't cross the line in my opinion, nor does the violence. There are several inappropriate moments that keep my children from reading this book though. You can read my full review. There have also been talks about a movie in the works.

-Shiver was picked as an ALA 2010 best pick for young adults.

-Shiver was picked as an ALA/YALSA 2010 Quick Pick for reluctant readers.

-Shiver was selected as one of Publishers Weekly best books of 2009 and is also one of Amazons top ten books for teens.

-Shiver was selected as a Borders' Original Voices Pick and as a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Well, we can see everyone else loves this book. I, however, just didn't see the brilliance.  I felt like after all the kissing and staring into each others eyes, Grace and Sam didn't have much time for anything else. But, like I said in my full review, I will give Maggie Stiefvater another chance by reading the sequel.

Parents need to know that this book contains some language, and pretty serious sexual content.  For the full review, check out Parental Book Reviews.



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