Come Il buio oltre la siepe, a cui è stato paragonato da tutti i critici che l’hanno recensito, questo libro è la sintesi perfetta di avventura, suspense, impegno civile. Ambientato nel 1943, all’ombra delle due guerre, è il racconto di una ragazzina alle prese con situazioni difficili ma vitali: una nuova compagna di classe prepotente e violenta, un incidente gravissimo e un’accusa indegna contro un uomo innocente. Annabelle imparerà a mentire e a dire la verità, perché le decisioni giuste non sono mai facili e non possiamo controllare il nostro destino e quello delle persone che ci sono vicine, a prescindere da quanto ci impegniamo. Imparerà che il senso della giustizia, così vivo quando si è bambini, crescendo va difeso dalla paura, protetto dal dolore, coltivato in ogni gesto di umanità.
Una scrittura nitida e coinvolgente dà voce a una delle protagoniste più forti della letteratura contemporanea e terrà incollati alle pagine sia i ragazzi che gli adulti. L’anno in cui imparai a raccontare storie è già un classico.
- ISBN: 8893816261
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 288
Annabelle is one of the most realistic, relatable middle grade heroines I have met in a very long time. Usually, I don’t exactly expect to relate to middle grade heroes and heroines. I know that that period of my life has come and gone, and while I still believe myself young at heart, I only expect Leggi tutto
3.5 stars I liked most of this book very much. Set during World War II, it's the story of Annabelle, whose idyllic farm life and friendship with an older war veteran named Toby is threatened when a bully (view spoiler) [and really, sadist (hide spoiler)] named Betty moves into town. Things I enjoyed: the rural Pennsylvania setting Leggi tutto
A beautifully simple yet emotionally intense and deep, well-written story! Set in 1943, this is the story of 11-year-old Annabelle. A nice book to read. Indeed, a goodread!
I am not what you might call a very brave reader. This is probably why I primarily consume children’s literature. I might puff myself up with a defense that lists the many fine aspects of this particular type of writing and believe it too, but sometimes when you catch me in a weak moment I might con Leggi tutto
Loved it!! A story about bullies and being a decent human being. I'd recommend to YAs and adults alike. Wolk weaved a wonderful story from beginning to end... This was her debut and I must say a very good one. I recently read Beyond the Bright Sea and it doesn't compare to this..
"A wolf is not a dog and never will be," he said, "no matter how you raise it." There is a girl, a bully, a family and a loner. Bad things happen. There is fear, and strength, false accusations, and true affection. Sad things happen. Above all, there is grace in the presence of utter cruelty.
I almost want to start a whole new shelf just for this "middle-grade-except-not-really". Yes, it is yet another much hyped and lauded MG book of 2016 I don't like. It will be easy for many to dismiss me as simply having a contrary year, but really why the love for this book in the kidlit world? It is Leggi tutto
I know one should never judge a book by it's cover, yet I saw the title and the cover and I knew I wanted to read this. I had no idea what it would be about. I thought it might be a fantasy story. It was so much more than I expected and so deep. This is set in the 40s during the war. Annabeth lives
I read this aloud to my almost 15yr old daughter and right up to last 2 chapters this was a 5 star read but ending was just so devastatingly sad, realistic yes, but we were both surprised for a young adult book to end in such a bleak way. This book contained it's fair share of realism, a realistic d Leggi tutto
WOLF HOLLOW is a masterfully written, moving story set in the shadow of World War II about a young girl named Annabelle who must stand strong when confronted by a manipulative tyrant. When Annabelle rebuffs the demands of the local bully, Betty Glengarry, she unintentionally shifts the attention of
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