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Lone Wolf

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
"An eleven-year-old boy who lives with his reclusive father gradually warms up to a new friend and her large, loud, and loving family. A tightly narrated story about coming to terms with past tragedies." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year

A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year

"A tender tale of loss and the redeeming power of love. .
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Candlewick (first published 1997)
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Marco Sotelo
Sep 25, 2015 Marco Sotelo rated it really liked it
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Michael
Feb 07, 2012 Michael rated it it was ok
This book is about a boy who is living with his dad up in the mountains in the state Minnesota. Perry (the name of the boy) does not have any neighbors where he lives and his mother left him after his sister died in a car accident. His dad can't talk and Perry doesn't read the letters his mother sends him all the time. he has no neighbors so he just plays with a dog of his. But, a family of girls moves into a house a short distance away. Perry becomes attached to these neighbors and his life ...more
Leonard
Sep 13, 2011 Leonard rated it really liked it
Perry is a young boy living with his dad. His younger sister was killed in a car accident after which his mother left the family. His dad doesn't talk and Perry doesn't read the letters his mother sends him. They live in a Minnesota wilderness with no neighbors so Perry plays alone with his german shepherd, Rhonda...until a family of girls moves into an abandoned house a short distance away. Then gradually everything changes for Perry. This is a fine novel for a child. It addresses issues that ...more
Yasmina Walker
Apr 18, 2016 Yasmina Walker rated it it was ok
Tragedy drives Perry and his dad to live in the back woods of Minnesota. Perry, eleven years old, is home schooled and is content to explore the woods around his home. Things change when Willow Pestalozzi moves in next door. Willow's open and friendly personality draw Perry out of his shell. This friendship opens a new world for Perry. As much as I liked the characters in Lone Wolf, I felt this was a slow moving story. I kept waiting for the pace to pick up, and it never did. This was an average ...more
Zachary Jones
Mar 25, 2014 Zachary Jones rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I've had this book for a very long time and I read it when I was a child. I decided to read it again as a young adult and still thoroughly enjoyed it. I think this is a good book for any age range. It's not very complicated and so long as a younger child is willing to take on a "challenge" I feel even a seven or eight year old could read it.

Incidentally, this book came to me second hand. I would go second-hand shopping with my grandmother on a regular basis and I would go straight to the bookshe
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Jan
Feb 12, 2009 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A touching story, but not a lot of excitement. This wouldn't be a good book for a reluctant reader. Someone who likes to read about and explore the deep emotions of loss would find this a good read. A good book for book discussion groups.
Lisbeth Ibarra
May 16, 2014 Lisbeth Ibarra rated it it was amazing
What i think of this book is that it has mystery.This book is about a kid named perry and he is trying to forget what happen in the past.His mom is writing to him.will he ever answer i loved this book!
Laurie D'ghent
Mar 03, 2012 Laurie D'ghent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book with a powerful reminder to parents that children can't afford to be locked out when we experience grief.
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Kristine L. Franklin is the author of several novels for young readers, including ECLIPSE, NERD NO MORE, DOVE SONG, and the best-selling LONE WOLF, a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year.
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