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Hair in All the Wrong Places

(Hair in all the Wrong Places #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  58 reviews
What has he done?

What's happening to him?

And what on Earth is that smell?

For Colin Strauss, puberty stinks. Blackouts, hallucinations, and lapses in memory are the perils of growing up werewolf.

Worse than that, Colin worries he might have had something to do with the recent attacks on the townspeople. He may have eaten a person. It doesn’t matter that it’s someone he d
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Published June 7th 2016 by Month9Books
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Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
*4.5/5 stars*

Really enjoyed this one, reminded me so much or Rick Riordan's style, which I ultimately love. Full review here!
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Colin moves around a lot. From one family member to another and now he is stuck in a small town with his grandmother who is nasty to him and where he is bullied and considered a loser. He decides to run away only things don't go as planned. He is attacked by an animal and then starts having bizarre memories and hallucinations. His hunger increases and his body is changing. Turns out he is now a werewolf and this town is nothing like it seems.

I really enjoyed this story and Colin's experiences a
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hair in All the Wrong Places is a light-hearted comical fantasy read. It’s quirky, funny and fast-paced. I have to admit it isn’t my usual read but I enjoyed this book. The humour kept me giggling throughout.

Colin moved to Elkwood to live with his grandmother. Since moving to this small town he has never fit in. Colin is the average Joe. His school grades are acceptable and his social life is bearable. He is the guy that goes unnoticed, that is until he gets bitten by a werewolf. Now everything
Suze Lavender
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Colin doesn't have a happy childhood. He's being bullied at school, his parents have abandoned him and he's being raised by an unkind grandmother. He lives in Elkwood, a strange village where he doesn't feel accepted. He has one friend at school, but he's often too busy to spend time with Colin. From afar he's got a crush on Becca, only he isn't popular boyfriend material, so he doesn't think he has a chance with her. Things drastically change for Colin when one night he sneaks out and drives ar ...more
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
This book had everything I love. An underdog, paranormal elements, action and first love. Right from the start I was hooked and found it extremely hard to put down. Colin is a self proclaimed loser who lives with his grandmother after being bounced around from one family member to another and only has one friend, Jeremy. He crushes on Becca and is bullied by a trio of friends but one night an unexpected event occurs and Colin will soon realize that not everything is as it seems. I love when an a ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, during the course of a blog tour.

My review will be shared the day of my tour stop.
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
So, werewolves… Between vampires, zombies and werewolves, which are sort of the staple monsters of the week in genre, werewolves have always been my favourite. Zombies generally give me nightmares, vampires are okay I guess, but meh. Werewolves, however, are super cool. I don’t know whether it is the “only be monstrous once a month thing” or the fact that it’s freaking wolves, but I’ve always liked them as monsters. As such, agreeing to read Andrew Buckley's Hair in All The Wrong Places wasn’t h ...more
Phoebe Prince
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the teenage werewolf book I’ve been wanting to read. It’s not perfect, and in some parts it’s a little confusing, but this is an enjoyable read for those who want a werewolf book that’s actually about werewolves. Colin is a boy living with his misanthropic grandma, and he thinks he’s a huge loser (and maybe he is, but maybe it’s just a high school thing). Colin gets bullied relentlessly at school by Gareth & Co. This is when he decides to run away, but there’s a werewolf plus a car attac ...more
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who have a sense of humor, middle graders
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book, it was comical, mysterious and entertaining. Andrew Buckley did well to blend in the awkwardness of a pubescent teen who has self-esteem issues. As if that isn't a hard enough period in life, add in a dose of werewolf-itis and you've got a pretty disastrous entry into teenhood.

Colin Strauss is a nobody, he's a dork, awkward and nothing to make one take a second look at him. He's been bounced around from family member to family member which means he's move
Linda Teppler
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Andrew just gets better as an author all the time. This book had all the gore and exciting wolfie descriptions fans love as well as a great story that never told us exactly who the main baddie was until the end. And I still want to know about ... Well I guess I will leave that question for a sequel, which this book could do with nicely!
Kim Upchurch
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really quick, exciting read. Going to have to buy #2!!
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this free book in exchange for an un-biased review.

Oh that title! You feel like you know just what you’re getting when you see it. A funny, tongue-in-cheek middle school book about werewolves. Puberty and monsters, in one silly package. I’m no stranger to this type of thing. I’ve got an 8 year old girl and a 15 year old boy. I’ve seen the Wimpy Kid books, watched the movies. Game night at our house is hilarious but at some point during the night I know I will plead, “Guys,
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cole's life basically sucks. Shuffled from place to place by his parents, who are too concerned with jobs and money to care for him, he finally ends up living with his grandmother. She is blind and cruel beyond words, always taking any opportunity to make him feel worthless. The town they live in is tiny, one of those "everyone knows everyone" types. And everyone knows he is an outsider. Kids at school are terrible to him, with the exception of his one friend Jeremy. And Becca...beautiful, goth ...more
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aty-2016
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Each of the characters are so interesting and throughout the book you are keen to know more and that need for information drives you through this book and it became a sort of thriller to find out what will happen and who the killer is. I didn't really think that I would be so engrossed in this book and I kept thinking to myself that I would put it down at the end of the chapter however when I got to the end of the chapter I woul
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
(Note : This book was given to me by Month9Books in return for an honest review. All opinions shared here are entirely my own and are not intended to offend anyone.)

Hair In All The Wrong Places is one of those books that really surprises me because I go in expecting the worst but it's really not. It is a young adult fantasy novel surrounding a werewolf. It's about a thirteen year old boy called Colin who gets bitten by an older werewolf. It deals with how a teenager's life changes when he sudde
Carrie Ardoin
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
A quick, humorous read that fans of series like Percy Jackson and Goosebumps will love!

Colin Strauss doesn't fit in anywhere--least of all the town he's been living in for the past year. A town where he's had to endure the mean, blind grandma he lives with as well as bullying from cruel older kids at his school. He never gets a break. Until one day, by chance, he collides with a werewolf.

Colin is suddenly bigger, stronger, and well, hairier. He feels a strange power surging within him. He wants
Tonja Drecker
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The title alone caught my eye--what a great one for a werewolf novel!

Colin is a kid with a pretty rough life. He's been pushed off to a small town to live with a super cranky grandmother, isn't exactly prime masculine material, is bullied and several townspeople make it clear that he's not welcome and should just leave. In other words, his life isn't exactly a sunny day dream. When enough is enough, and he tries to run away, a really weird accident turns his life upside down.

This is solid middle
Maddy Martinelli
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad to be a part of "Hair in All the Wrong Places" Book Tour! Thank you so much to Chapter by Chapter for sending me a review copy of this novel and having me as a tour host! I really enjoyed the essence of the story - it is a quick read that is light and fluffy, definitely for someone who enjoys a type of Middle Grade fantasy. The main character is relatable and is easily understood throughout the entire book, and I found myself really enjoying what Colin had to say rather than wanting ...more
Karen Russell
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, middle-grade
Hello Andrew Buckley! Let me just say this.... I love me some werewolves! They have been one of my favorite supernatural creatures to read about. When I first received this request for this blog tour, I was a little hesitant because it was considered to be a middle-grade teen read, but Being a mother of teen boys, I was interested on this very different take on puberty.

Collin's life as a 13-yr-old is pretty miserable. Abandoned by his parents and passed from family member to family member, he e
Jessica Hansen
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

It's been a LONG time since my last Were read, but my love for all things werewolf has come back in full force!

Colin's life hasn't been the easiest, now living in a small town things can't seem to get any worse for him.....Suddenly his emotions are on steroids, his senses feel like they're on fire....even periods of time are missing. Colin just wants to know what the heck is going on, and when he finally finds out what's happening to him he takes it like any teenage boy would...
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's hard enough being a teenager without also dealing with an abnormal amount of body hair... and extra large teeth and claws. After a crazy night of unbelievable dreams, Colin's body starts changing. No more scrawny arms and bony legs. He has six-pack abs! He also has a beard that needs shaving three times a day. He meets a man named Silas who breaks the news that Colin is a werewolf. Silas knows this because he's the one that bit Colin. Silas is on the hunt for another evil werewolf, (Silas i ...more
Lisa Richards
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Such a fun read. Love, just love the title. A very fast read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love mysteries, especially murder mysteries and the fun
twisty ride through this book was awesome. Werewolves are my fav shifter and I'm always interested to see how an author handles this world. My granddaughter will be given a copy of this book as she's grown beyond the R L Stine books and I can't wait to discuss this story with her.
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hair in all the Wrong Places is a quirky coming of age story with a wonderful supernatural twist. I enjoy all the more with the murder mystery. The main character is relateable and funny, while the supporting characters are interesting and well written.
I really hope this is not a stand alone.
Carl Hackman
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Buckley is one of those authors who, when you've read one of their books, you know you will read everything they write. Hair In All The Wrong Places met and even exceeded my expectations. I read the novel in two sessions and only put it down the first time as I had a school visit.

Colin, a lanky weed of a kid whose reflection in the mirror agrees that he is a total loser, is sent to his grandmother's house because his parents couldn't be bothered to look after him. For most kids this would
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
I was getting tired of all the Vampire-Werewolf-Zombies in the paranormal YA books.
So I didn’t think that I would enjoy this book this much.
Oh, I was wrong. Very wrong.

It started off like one of the John Green books (okay I admit, I’ve only read one, and I didn’t care for it much.) and then bit like Douglas Adams books (which is my FAVOURITE) and while the whole thing was like watching a Disney movie, with hint of Remus Lupin (werewolf, and a mentor. Duh).

Am I making sense here?

Well, anyway,
Rebecca Stalnaker
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I definitely recommend reading this book!
Kristin Thorsness
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The voice and wit in this book made me laugh out loud, and the heart left me excited to read its sequel. :-)
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I saw the title at the Scholastic book fair, I had to read it. It’s a perfect tween read! Part funny and part mystery/suspense. Don’t be scared of all the hair, it’s just your normal teenage boy werewolf.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hair in All the Wrong Places started off a bit slow, but once I got into it I just wanted to keep reading. I enjoyed the fast paced adventure in this book.
Cat Weaver
super cute :)
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Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. He pitched and developed several screenplay projects for film and television before completing his first two novels, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH and STILTSKIN, both published by Curiosity Quills Press. Andrew also writes under the pen name 'Jane D. Everly' for his HAVELOCK series of novels.

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