Linger /

by Stiefvater, Maggie; Stengel, Christopher [book designer.]; Scholastic Press [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy: #2.; Stiefvater, Maggie, Wolves of Mercy Falls: 2.; Wolves of Mercy Falls series: 2.; Wolves of Mercy Falls: 2.Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545682794; 0545682797.Subject(s): Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Wolves -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Metamorphosis -- Juvenile fiction | Love | Adventure and adventurers | Love -- Fiction | Wolves -- Fiction | Metamorphosis -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Love storiesAwards: A Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
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The astonishing #1 New York Times bestselling novel!the longing.Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.the loss.Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of a human.the linger.For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces--wolf and human--with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?;Praise for Maggie Stiefvater:"If Shiver left fans wanting more, Linger will have them begging." -Romantic Times* "Beautiful and moving...The mythology surrounding the wolf pack is clever and so well written that it seems perfectly normal for the creatures to exist in today's world. A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money." - SLJ, starred review* "Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love....her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face." - PW, starred review"All readers will be able to enjoy Stiefvater's fast-paced storytelling and dedication to the old-fashioned art of creating a believable and enduring romance. Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." - BookPage;Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the novels SHIVER, LINGER, and FOREVER. Her novel THE SCORPIO RACES was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while PUBLISHERS WEEKLY selected Maggie's THE RAVEN BOYS as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of LAMENT and BALLAD. Maggie lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.

As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.

"Book design by Christopher Stengel"--Title page verso.

Accelerated Reader 5.4.

Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 14.0 137470.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.3 22 Quiz: 49326.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From Linger Mercy Falls, Minnesota looked different when you knew you'd be human for the rest of your life. Before it had been a place that only existed in the heat of summer, concrete sidewalks and leaves curved up toward the sun, everything smelling of warm asphalt and dissipating truck exhaust. Now, as the spring branches shared seldom-seen firlls of tender pink--it was where I belonged. In the months since I'd lost my lupine skin, I'd tried to learn how to be a boy again. I'd gotten my old job back at the Crooked Shelf, surrounded by new workds and the sound of pages turning. I'd traded my inherited SUV, full of the scent of Beck and my life with the wolves, for a Volkswagen Golf just big enough for me and Grace and my guitar. I tried not to flinch when I felt the cold rush in through a suddenly open door. I tried to remember I was no longer alone. At night, Grace and I crept into her room and I folded myself against her body, breathing in the smell of my new life and matching my heartbeat to hers. If my chest caught when I heard the wolves' slow howls in the wind, at least I had the balm of this simple, ordinary life to console me. I could look forward to years of Christmases with this girl in my arms, the privilege of growing old in this unfamiliar skin of mine. I knew that. I had everything. Excerpted from Linger by Maggie Stiefvater All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

This "story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one" escalates the suspense and romance of its prequel, Shiver. Former werewolf Sam, cured by a near-fatal bout of meningitis, struggles to believe in his humanity. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Grace (bitten in childhood but not yet "turned") grows desperately ill as her werewolf self fights to get out. Jenna Lamia reprises her role as practical but passionate Grace in perfect complement to Pierce Cravens's artsy, introspective Sam. The half-formed songs of Sam's narrative work more effectively aloud than in print, capturing the easy flow of his thoughts from prose to lyric and back. Dan Bittner's honey-over-gravel voice is an excellent choice for runaway rock star Cole, who seeks oblivion in his animal alter ego; Emma Galvin deftly portrays Isabel, a tough girl teetering on the edge of a breakdown. Two haunting musical selections composed by Stiefvater add to the atmosphere of this supernatural love story. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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