Saturday, October 23, 2010

Book Review: Wolves, Boys and Other Things that might Kill ME


Today I shall be reviewing a book titled Boys, Wolves and other things that might kill me by  Kristen Chandler.

Here is the description of the book:
When KJ Carson is assigned to write a column for her school newspaper about the wolves in nearby Yellowstone National Park, she’s more interested in impressing Virgil Whitman, the new kid in school and the photographer assigned as her partner, than in investigative journalism. But before long, KJ has a face-to-face encounter with a wolf that changes her and the way she thinks about wolves. With her new found passion for protecting these controversial animals, KJ inadvertently ignites the fuse of the anti-wolf sentiment in the community. First Virgil is injured during a town parade, and then her father’s store is set on fire in retribution. To stop the escalating violence, KJ follows Virgil to the cattle ranch of the most outspoken anti-wolf activists in town, against her father’s will. What she discovers there threatens everything and everyone she cares about. 
In KJ’s fierce and funny attempt to make peace between the wolves and the people that despise them, she must first face her own long-held fears. It’s terrifying, but then, finding yourself always is.

My Review:
First of all, I thought this book was about werewolves. I was wrong. Its basically about wolves and how in this town nobody wants the wolves because they eat the sheep. Then this girl, KJ Carson, decided to fight for the wolves because she thinks they deserve a better life. But all the town is against her. They want to kill the wolves.

The book was lacking so many elements but what kept me reading was the fact that KJ was so serious about the wolves. She defended them. She put her life and her soul mate's life out of question to save the wolves. But everyone wants to kill them. She tries so many strategies to help them but people are people.

This book is a reflection of how we treat animals. We forget the fact that these animals help in the ecosystem balance. We just want to kill them because they will bring us more money selling its fur or meat. We don’t think in long terms. Maybe that’s why the number of many animals are decreasing over time.

Do you know a bird called the dodo? You might or might not heard about it but it is a bird that existed back in the day and you should google the cause of its excitation.

Basically this book was a good reminder of how we should fight for animals' right. There are so many ways to do so for example by joining PETA for example.

Reading this book might awake your love for animals and start fighting for them.

Now tell me what is your favourite animal?
Mine would be the tiger

Tiger, Tiger
Burning Bright
In the forest of the night

Tata for now

1 comment:

Karen said...

I have had this one on my sehlf for months - Hope I can get to it soon - thanks for the reminder.


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