Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rating: 3.5 stars
I picked up this debut novel because of countless positive reviews about it, saying how wonderful it is and how charming the story is. So I bought it, and I am glad I read it.
After finishing it in 3 days, I thought that this book was very well told. It is such a well-written story about family and relationships, and how complex those can be no matter your age. This is a great coming-of-age story about an alienated teenager, and those surrounding her. The author did a great job creating realistic characters. Though admittedly, I did not find any of them necessarily likable, except for the character of Toby, they are believable and authentic. I also thought that the way the author explored the subject matters and topics in the story was flawless, as compelling and thought-provoking as can be.

As I have mentioned, I did not particularly like the main character, June. I had many issues with her, but I think that's what makes her a good protagonist. She is complex and multifaceted, not one dimensional. 

I do recommend this if you are looking for a genuine read, perfect for those looking for a fast-paced general fiction story.

7 comments:

  1. I'll be buddy reading this one in August, and I'm really excited to finally pick it up. Great review, Jillian!

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  2. I read this a month or so ago but I need to get round to reviewing it!

    I really didn't get along with it at first - June was annoying, her relationship with her Uncle was weird and the whole thing was emotionally manipulative. I did end up getting into it, but it wasn't as good as the hype.

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    1. I found June annoying as well, but I think that's what makes her a relatable character for sure.

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  3. I have also heard a lot of good things about this book but haven't read it yet. I find the title very amusing and have been very curious about what it is referring to.

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    1. The title also captured my attention, as did the cover! It is intriguing, isn't it?

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