Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis: Review by The Seeker at Tinasbookreviews

Book Synopsis:Moonlight can totally change your life. And it all starts so simply. You. Him.The moon. You're toast. .....

Tina's Review: This was a very fast and light read. It took me a couple hours to bite through. The overall idea was a little typical and not much of a paranormal edgy story as it was light and had a sense of humor. Shelby our book hero was a smart and a funny character.
Austin was a strong character as well but you didn't really get to see much of him as a person. I think Davis' writing style in its simplicity was fun and easy to read. And the plot itself was entertaining enough to keep me engaged in the story.
What I liked: Shelby's sense of humor and Austins appeal.
What I didn't like: The subjects taken on in the book. Step families are a hard issue and stepmother and daughter relationships can be a very difficult road to travel...(trust me) but not all stepmothers are evil, some are gracious and loving and really want the best for the child. Sometimes adults can overlook and not take the heartbreak of a child in a blended family serious. Also the entire matter of brat camps, reformation camps is a serious subject and I didn't jive with the lightness of these issues. Shelby had no real reason to be at the camp other than the fact that she was sent there so her parents could dance around the town without her. Kid has problem send her off to someone else...check....then she can be surrounded by other designer obsessed kids...check....and then she can fall in love with a werewolf...check check.....So in my respectful opinion the story was cute for Jr. High but the issues were to serious to be made so light.
Overall subject matter aside it's a fun read for young teens 12-15 and werewolf fans.
My Rating 2