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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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Maggie Stiefvater's #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy gets a stunning new cover treatment. <p>Can Grace and Sam last? Each will have to fight to stay together - whether it means a reckoning with his werewolf past for Sam, or for Grace, facing a future that is less and less certain. Enter Cole, a new wolf who is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human. For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is harrowing and euphoric, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But can it be enough?</p>

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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