Release Date: May 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Bought
It‘s K.J.’s junior year in the small town of West End, Montana, and whether she likes it or not, things are different this year. Over the summer, she turned from the blah daughter of a hunting and fishing guide into a noticeably cuter version of the outdoor loner. Normally, K.J. wouldn’t care less, but then she meets Virgil, whose mom is studying the controversial wolf packs in nearby Yellowstone Park. And from the moment Virgil casts a glance at her from under his shaggy blond hair, K.J. is uncharacteristically smitten. Soon, both K.J. and Virgil are spending a lot of their time watching the wolves (and each other), and K.J. begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.
I, like many others probably, has the slight misconception that Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me was a paranormal. I hadn’t given it much thought since its release in 2010, but when I was scanning the bookshelves a couple of weeks ago this new cover instantly caught my attention and I had to buy it. Then I had to read it, which is kind of unusual for me because books that I buy usually find themselves on my shelf for a few months before I get to them. Not this one.
I didn’t adore the book like I wanted to, but it was a fast enjoyable read. K.J. was a odd main character. I never really connected to her. She was awkward and often fumbled through the day. I didn’t mind that as much as the fact that I never felt any passion from her. She was supposed to love the wolves and have this huge crush on Virgil, but I never felt any of that.
Thankfully the setting and outdoorsy-ness of Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me made up for what K.J. lacked and I still really enjoyed it. If you are looking for a fast, fun read this would be a good one.