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Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow


A 2017 Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Children's Book

Despite growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and though her bullying seems isolated at first, it quickly escalates. Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, soon becomes the target of Betty's attacks. While others see Toby's strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. And as tensions mount in their small community, Annabelle must find the courage to stand as a lone voice for justice.

The brilliantly crafted debut of Newbery Honor- and Scott O'Dell Award-winning author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain), Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of history.

"Wrenching and true...With a precociously perceptive girl as a main character; a damaged, misunderstood recluse; and themes of prejudice and bigotry, comparisons to Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story — one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty." — New York Times Book Review