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My Own Lightning: Wolf Hollow, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lovely sequel explores truth and forgiveness.

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This poignant sequel continues to tug at the heartstrings while gently guiding tween and middle-grade readers to explore understanding complicated people, what's true, and what matters. The writing in My Own Lightning isn't as consistently lyrical and poetic as it is in Wolf Hollow, but it's mostly pretty great. Author Lauren Wolk does a good job of ending chapters on a suspenseful note, but this time the sense of dread doesn't hover over everything.

Readers will relate to Annabelle as she tries to understand past events and her own feelings about them, and as she comes to a better understanding of other people and their complicated characters. They'll have a lot of food for thought about empathy, animal cruelty, truth, forgiveness, and people who aren't always what they seem.

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