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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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May 25, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from July 12, 2012 to September 29, 2013

What a good book. It was well-written, personal, and at times both sad and funny.

June is a 14 year old kid, growing up in Westchester in the 80s. It is the height of the AIDS crisis. June is kind of a weird kid. She's obsessed with the Middle Ages, believes that the wolves in the woods are looking out for her and her best friend is her Uncle Finn, who is dying of AIDS.

Finn's death leaves a gaping hole in June's life. Society doesn't understand his disease, and because of that, Finn's partner, whom she knew nothing of, is viewed as a murderer.

This is a novel about loss and friendship and New York City. It's about the stigma that came along with the AIDS crisis and the ability to see past what society dictates.

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Reading Progress

07/13/2012 page 45
12.0% "Not too far in, but this book is already excellent!"
09/26/2013 marked as: currently-reading
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