Bound To Stay Bound

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 My own lightning
 Author: Wolk, Lauren

 Publisher:  Dutton Children's Books (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 307 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 961497 ISBN: 9780525555599
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Family life -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Community life -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Months after the tragic events set in motion by bully Betty Glengarry, the routine of daily life in Wolf Hollow has returned. For Annabelle McBride, loss continues to cast a long shadow. A powerful storm is about to leave change in its wake, setting Annabelle on a new path to help her little brother Henry. Searching for her brother's missing dog sets Annabelle on a new path to unfamiliar doorsteps and reunites her with a too-familiar adversary--Andy Woodberry, Betty's co-conspirator.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 515528

   Booklist (+) (05/15/22)
 The Hornbook (00/07/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2022 *Starred Review* Barely do readers return to 1944 Wolf Hollow before Wolk strikes down her protagonist with a bolt of lightning, swarming Annabelle with stinging pain and snuffing out her consciousness. It’s one heck of an opening, and it serves as the impetus for the story that follows. When Annabelle awakens, she is back home, relatively unscathed, save for some burns and bruises; but her senses return incredibly heightened, now allowing her to perceive the feelings of animals. While she delights in this newfound ability, she ponders whether it is a gift bestowed by the lightning or something already inside her that was simply jolted awake. Regardless, the ability comes in handy when Annabelle notices that several local dogs have gone missing, and a surly new neighbor seems a likely culprit. Annabelle’s introspective nature remains prominent in this sequel, set a few months after the events of Wolf Hollow (2016). Her feelings toward Andy Woodberry, one of the bullying perpetrators of the earlier tragedies, are put through the wringer here, as she unexpectedly gets to know him better and sees his personal struggles and kindness toward animals. Both characters experience personal growth while coming to understand the complexity of the world around them, and it gives them strength to change themselves and their circumstances for the better. A powerful story to electrify the soul. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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