Wolves Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me (NEW)
Seen in many of the other books I ve read ately ie Perfect Chemistry Rules of Attraction I think it was Nath who s mentioned several times that she doesn t buy the HEA type ending in YA books I tend to agree but this one a very realistic ending for KJ and Virgil Although I expect some people will have wanted But think it was perfect for this bookIn a nutshell I LOVED this book I thought it was smart extremely well written and completely refreshing This is Kristen Chandler s debut title and I will be ooking forward to from this author 35 Again I wish goodreads gave half starsReview originally from my book review wordpress Keepers Compendium livejournalI ve been interested in reading Wolves Boys Other Things That Might Kill Me ever since I read Holly s review where she said her expectations held up from the first page until theast Yup it was grabbed on an impulse at a bookstore when I was in Southern New England and I settled into it uite happily when I got home The Premise When the wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National park it was to put the park s ecosystem back into balance but for the The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] locals thative around the park many of them farmers with herds of animals to keep safe the wolves are a threat to their RckenYoga: Die DVD livelihood KJ grew up in West End Montana and has always been the gawky girl who kept her head down butately that has changed KJ is suddenly getting noticed both for growing out of her awkwardness and for speaking out about the wolves Everyone has an opinion on this hot topic and not everyone is happy with KJ s involvement Even KJ s taciturn father and Virgil the boy she has a crush on don t always see eye to eye with her on the wolves The KJ tries to make things better the worse it seems to get My Thoughts Wolves Boys Other Things That Might Kill Me is a YA that stands out from the pack Yes it is a coming of age story Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen like aot of YA out there is but I felt Psychologische Homöopathie. like there was a different air to KJ s character than your typical teen aged girl Maybe it was her upbringing in Montana with a gruff and outdoorsy father or maybe it s the many embarrassing experiences already under her belt but in this story KJ has a uiet assurance that she never seems toose For example when she comes back to school her junior year The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you lookingess Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain like a Peppermint Patty and gets comments from friends she may be perturbed at first but soon moves on It was so nice NOT to read about a teen girl who sweats over what other people think or want That s not to say that KJ doesn t come across as the young and inexperienced kid she is she does that plenty It s just that being self sufficient and following her own council are not things she needs to work on Instead for KJ growing up involves discovering her passion for the wolves reintroduced into Yellowstone It s not really KJ s intention to be associated with the debate but she has no choice on the matter when she s assigned to write a column about the wolves for her school s newspaper Her innocuous article that doesn t condemn the wolves presence and may instead romanticize them creates a stir from theocal farmers As R High Performance Programming livestock is killed the anger and frustration increases Wolf friendly overtures are met with violence It s easy to paint the farmers as narrow minded hicks and that s something KJ thinks at first but the she gets involved the she has toook at the story from the other side and understand where the anger is coming from KJ s straight talking voice captures the complexity of the whole situation A cast of characters from Virgil s wolf researcher mother to the class jerk whose family owns a farm bring perspectives from all sides There s even some friction between KJ Virgil and her own father over the whole thing Wolves Boys Other Things That Might Kill Me doesn t have pat and perfect answers It I thought this was a great first novel for this author I found the dialogue to be too sitcom ish at times just too many ready replies But I thought there was a complexity to the plot that was great for a first novel I iked how there were a number of different focuses that played off each other and carried the story along I have to say also though that I ve spent a ot of days in the Lamar Valley driving around Scala for Java Developers looking for wolves and anything else and in all those visits combined never saw as much as they seemed to see every time they went out Maybe I just need a two way radio tuned to the wolf people station. Famous wolves of Yellowstone As KJ spends time with Virgil she also spends time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole newigh.
Kristen Chandler Ø 3 charactersNot my favrouite contemporary the romance was iffy and the characters were bland I LOOOOOVED THIS BOOKI know it s a ittle early in the year to say this but it will probably be my favorite of 2011it has THAT potencialIt
Was Amazing It Was One Of Thoseamazing It was one of those when you just ove EVERYTHING about a book Even though it couldn t be alien to me not even paranormal books are farther from my reality yet
I oved it And connect with every character understood everyone ofloved it And connect with every character understood everyone of And if you re ike me a don t really care about wolvesit doesn t matter the wolf part is not boring at allit kind of felt Heaven to Betsy like big metaphor aboutife and I So B. It liked thatAlso Iearned A LOT from this book Cause being a city kid I never stopped to think about how the economy problems hit the ranchers country people and not just us in the city The book setting is West End Montana popullation 900 and somethingStory s heroine KJ Katherine Jean She s sixteen and dislexic and has a complicated relationship with her father But not in a I hate you we yell at eachother all the time way it was refreshing to read about a relationship Cabaret like that so raw They bothoved eachother but it was just you have to read itI oooooooved KJ She thinks she s stupid a redneck iterally a oser She couldn t be wrong She s brave and witty and she doesn t give up In about 99% of the books I read I end up oving the guy cause Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice let s face it the guy is usually perfect cute romantic understanding whatever Well not hereoooooooved KJ BUT I also oooved Virgil the guy He s sooo brave and understanding and overall the boy has guts He was even shot and he didn t complained or anything cause he knew there might be consecuences when you fight for the things you believe in And he wasn t afraidSo again consecuences when you fight for the things you believe in And he wasn t afraidSo again oooooooved EVERYTHING about the bookI would have The Bookshop on the Shore liked some romance I m a romantic what can I saybut I m soooooo pleased with it I just can t complain The book s awesomeOh forgot to say that aot of parts were HILLARIOUS I started today at 1200 am I Dance Real Slow lost track of time and realized that my mom had already woken up at 500 am and I hadn t gone to bed so now I m grounded for a week but it doesn t matter the book was worth it I m happy Il just re it I m not giving this a rating because I did not and will not finish it But I m definitely including my reasons why Here s the thingThe beginning rocked It started off as something potentially compelling I even wrote down a few uotes wanting to remember them But I was than half way through the book when I realized that I just didn t care for it at all The story felt contrived all made up to fit around a big environmental message I don t mind messages and I donated to the save the wolves fund many times so don t think I m against the environment but this was wasn t even trying to be subtle The message was The Art of Memoir loud and clearunfortunately the characters were not asoud Their conversations were awkward their jokes not funny at all and their reactions to heated conversations and even public shootings yep you read right were not normal at all Even for a small town Especially for a small townI had no idea what the main character s motivations wereThe ove interest was a jerk half the time and an over adoring stalker type the restNeedless to say I couldn t finish despite how much I enjoyed it in the beginning image error Campaigning for the wolves of Yellowstone National Park was never in sixteen year old KJ Carson s plans Small town park ife and the outdoors is such an inseparable part of her already how was writing about the wolves in the school newspaper any different Growing up in West End Montana with a wildlife guide and sports shopkeeper for a dad her daily ife has consisted of rowing fishing and going wolf watching and elk hunting during tourist season So why would it be seen as taking sides if she simply recorded her observations of the newly reintroduced wolves with the new guy Virgil and his wolf expert mother Eloise But with an apparent cause and a cute boy at her side KJ s never been happier Until a shotgun blast reminds her that the wolf will always be seen as the big bad wolf in West End cattle rancher central Old KJ would back down but with at stake than her ife and reputation she s prepared to stand up for all she oves wolf and human alikeWhat an unexpected stand out in a crowd kind of YA novel Wolves Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me WBOT turned out to be KJ Carson ives an outdoor PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition lover's dream The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National ParkBut when she mee. Hough some may be disappointed in itsack of supernatural wolves that is precisely why I even gave #It A Second Look Add #a second Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography look Add refreshing premise to a cool snappy title and a beautiful exceptional cover and I was soldI m happy to say that my expectations held up from the first page until theast KJ and her dad guiding noisy ignorant tourists wolf watching in the first chapter had me at your other The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, left KJ Their relationship is raw complicated and one of my favorite parts of the book Love her or hate her KJ s very differentife is intriguing and her voice strong She s sarcastic she s dry witted and she has an almost flippant confidence in the obvious ack of care she has for what others think of her I mean why would it matter "if she only has one friend or people " she only has one friend or people been noticing ately that she finally needs a grown up bra and has grown her hair out Part tomboy KJ doesn t She does care however when the shaggy blonde haired boy from Minnesota notices and she still manages to hilariously screw that up at east in the beginning KJ s uirky teachers ike Mrs Baby she means Brady and fellow students The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl like Addie and Kenner grew on me obnoxious hillbilly sensibilities and caricature personalities aside You re not really sure if some of these intitially unforgettably distinct types will have depth as the story progresses but their vulnerabilities eventually emerge There may also be a few rural town environmental shotgun stereotypes here but on the whole I found the setting authentic and interesting Kristen Chandler grew up near Yellowstone herself and the characterization of WBOT delightful Recommended for fans of YA contemp with aittle romance and a Exile and Pilgrim lot of compelling drama on the side I decided to read the book Wolves Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me because of its title Yes it isengthy but it caught my attention and got me t It s so nice to read a YA book about real issues And I m not talking about the awkwardness of being a teenage girl of wearing the wrong outfit of feeling that everyone else is popular and you re a social eper of not understanding what boys mean or why they do the things they do of struggling with an overbearing parent you can t relate to although the book is about that too But it s also about a world that s arger than us In this case it s about the Wolf Reintroduction Program at
Yellowstone National Park On One Hand YouNational Park On one hand you the environmentalists following the wolves enthralled by their beauty and social structure and the benefits to the ecological system as a whole when wolves keep down the elk population which in turn helps vegetation growth And on the other hand you have the ranchers who Hannah Montana: The Movie loose numbers when wolves prey on their herd causing them a financial burden and on top of that you have the wolf reintroduction coming down as a a federal mandate where the states oppose the measure It goes to cause aot of natural tension and devise and it s all interesting stuff about national politics that might interest kids in real issues in ife That s refreshing in YA it The first thing that should be mentioned about this book is that it is NOT a paranormal teen book We re not talking were wolves here I think with the cover which I ove and the flood of paranormal teen books out that that should be made clearKJ who has in her father s words blossomed over the summer but unlike many other teen novels where the ugly duckling turns into a beauty she doesn t miraculously become popular Love it I think it s a good esson for teens and the rest of us that being skinnier taller shorter prettier etc etc is NOT going to solve all of our problems KJ as it turns out is still as much of an outsider as she ever wasI oved the whole pro wolfanit wolf sentiments in the book At first KJ sees the issue in black and white but when she earns about the issues on both sides I think she comes to see that in the end not everything is black and white there are a Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts lot of shades of gray That doesn t just apply to the wolves but to the people in herife as well I think it s interseting to note that this issue isn t fabricated it s based on real issues facing wolves environmentalists naturalists ranchers etc You can read about the story behind the story on the author s websiteThis book is ultimately about KJ s relationship with people her father Virgil and the town as a whole I also oved how there s no tidy HEA for KJ and Virgil ike I ve. Ts the shaggy haired intensely appealing Virgil KJ oses all self possession And she's not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that they're assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the. ,