Books

Books: Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Happy 2019! I only read 14 books in 2018, which is nowhere near what I would’ve liked to have read, but the books I did read were almost all fantastic. (I blame Girl, Wash Your Face for lowering the average.) Educated and The Great Believers were two of the best books I have ever read.

The last book I finished in 2018 was Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. In it, June, a teenager in the 1980s, befriends her late uncle’s boyfriend. June is trying to navigate being a teenager while having just lost her beloved uncle, who was also her best friend. She builds a deep friendship with Toby, who is dying of AIDS.

Despite being a bit dry at times, the book did finish strong. I found June’s volatile relationship with her older sister especially moving. In the end, the book focuses on the way life reveals good in people despite hardship and sadness.

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(Image from amazon.com)

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