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Format:
Title:
Shiver
ISBN:
9780545123266

9780545123273

9781741697551

9780545682787

9781442095267
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2009]
Physical Description:
392 pages ; 22 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 1.
General Note:
"Book design by Christopher Stengel"--Title page verso.
Summary:
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 3.8 4.

Reading Counts! 4.5.

Accelerated Reader Upper Grades 4.9 14.0 Quiz: 131465.
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TEEN STIEFVATER, M. WOLVES BOOK 1
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Summary

Summary

From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a love story with a feral twist

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence she can't seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human - until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.


Author Notes

Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the bestselling Shiver Trilogy (Shiver, Linger and Forever) and The Raven Cycle Series. She is also the author of a book in the Spirit Animals Series (Hunted). Her title Sinner made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. Maggie attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. She is also an artist, equestrian, musician, and technical editor. She enjoys writing full time from her home in Virginia.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-For years, Grace has been fascinated watching the wolves that inhabit the woods behind her house in the winter. She is particularly drawn to one wolf, and his startling yellow eyes seem to watch her in return. Grace already suspected that the wolves are more than what they seem when a boy named Sam, with the same yellow eyes, appears on her back porch. Confirming her theory, Sam shares his secret with Grace: he is a werewolf. Building on a connection forged over the years, the two fall in love, only to be faced with the prospect of being separated forever as Sam suspects his next change into wolf form will be permanent. The story unfolds alternately from Grace's and Sam's points of view. Narrators Jenna Lamia and David Ledoux deliver solid performances of Maggie Stiefvater's novel (Scholastic, 2009). Lamia's youthful and earnest voice lends authenticity to her portrayal of the strong and independent Grace, while Sam's humor and vulnerability is highlighted by Ledoux. The narrators give additional depth to the well-drawn characters. Twilight fans are sure to gravitate towards this supernatural love story, but the novel's inevitable comparison to that saga should not keep others from the experience.-Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love. For years, Grace has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Long obsessed with each other at a distance, they finally meet after a wolf hunt (inspired by the apparent death of a local teen) sends a wounded and temporarily human Sam into Grace's arms. Their young love is facilitated by Grace's hands-off parents ("Once upon a time, I would've leaped at the rare opportunity of curling up with Mom on the couch. But now, it sort of felt like too little, too late," Grace muses), but threatened by two linked crises: the fact that Sam will soon lose the ability to become human and the instability of a new lycanthrope. Stiefvater skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face. Ages 13-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Grace is an ordinary teenage girl who happens to be obsessed with the wolves inhabiting the woods behind her Minnesota home. Or is she? There's one wolf in particular, the one with the yellow eyes, whom Grace longs to see each winter. When a local boy is killed by the pack and a vigilante wolf hunt ensues, Grace rescues her wolf in his human form, as the wounded boy Sam. Lamia impeccably captures the voice of a young woman falling in love, ratcheting Stiefvater's lyrical story up a notch. Her narration is at once cautious and bold, feeling her way through the intensity of Grace's emotions. As the voice of the werewolf Sam, Ledoux uses a careful, singsong manner to reveal Sam's inner thoughts, though he never quite hits the mark. Still, the audio as a whole is engaging, bringing out the book's sensory and sensual elements. Twilight fans should be thrilled to hear this love story read aloud. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Stiefvater would like to remind you that werewolves can be just as sexy as those headline-hogging vampires. Grace has always had a thing for the wolves in the woods behind her house, and when she finally meets the human form of a particularly enchanting wolf, Sam, the two cling to each other with the force of destiny. Time is running out, though, as these lycanthropes don't change with full moons but rather each year spend less time as humans and more as wolves, until the balance completely tips them into the animal world. While the two leads are almost entirely defined by how much they love each other, Stiefvater is able to take their romance seriously without turning it into an overly brooding affair, and defines their interactions with a fresh sense of humor and playful back-and-forths. A ticking clock provides plenty of dramatic tension throughout, while elegant writing that is especially intuitive about the animal world sets this apart from the bulk of paranormal romances. Note the presence of one tasteful, fade-to-black sex scene.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2009 Booklist