When Tora reached
the cafeteria at lunchtime, she was hopeful that the pack’s search of the
school would produce the source of the poison.
“Find anything?” she asked Argus when he joined her for lunch.
Argus shook his head. “I checked the cutlery here in the cafeteria, and in
the staffroom, but it’s all stainless steel.”
Tora smiled at that.
“What?” asked Argus. “It is called silverware, you know?”
“It was a good try,” she said. “Very imaginative.” She unwrapped her
sandwich. “Anything else?”
In an exciting sequel to Lone Wolf, the pack once again is being
targeted by bullies, and cannot do anything to protect themselves. Harlan
cannot protect himself from Jake MacKinnon because of the rule that a
werewolf must not spill a mortal’s blood without accepting the risks that
follow. And Tora continues to experience problems with Maria Abruzzo, whose
sister has gone missing and for some reason blames the pack for her sister’s
disappearance. To make matters worse, the pack has lost possibly one of
their strongest assets, the brains of the bunch, Noble, who has been
poisoned by someone at the school and is very ill.
I enjoyed Cry Wolf much more than the first one, to be truly honest.
In this novel the siblings seem much more like siblings, and I really
enjoyed that bond that they share. These novels remain, however, excellent
books for a classroom of Canadian students to read in class. They have
really good Canadian humour, and obvious Canadian settings which I really
liked to see in a book. An added bonus of this book is that it changes
points of view frequently, though still remaining in third person point of
view, which is especially pleasant, because there are not only males but
also females in this book, which balances it out very well.
I give Cry Wolf four howling stars, only because some of the
content is lacking for an advanced reader. I recommend this book for ages 12
and up because I believe strongly that this would be a book that would be
thoroughly enjoyed by those in a classroom setting of almost any age.