Review – Where There’s a Wolf There’s a Way
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  • September 21, 2011

Monster High 3 had a perfectly timed release date. I’ve been struggling to find something to settle into and have spent the better part of the last week Goldilocking my way through books. I needed something light and fun and familiar. Where There’s a Wolf There’s a Way by Lisi Harrison released yesterday. I read it in one day, as per usual. Now I get to see if my brain is willing to settle on a new book. Groan.

This book centers on Clawdeen, werewolf girl and friend in the Merston High community of previously previously-closeted/recently-outed Monsters. With all of the kerfuffle surrounding the Normies reactions to the Monster community, Clawdeen’s family has gone into hiding just before her 16th birthday party. Clawdeen feels overlooked and under appreciated, and she plans her party anyway, despite her parents’ disapproval.

Meanwhile Frankie is struggling between her attraction to two very different men – one Monster, one Normie. Also, Melody continues to deal with a recent revelation that her mother may not be her mother… and that she may be part Monster.

There’s a lot going on, but it still remains very light and quick. As I’ve said before, I’ve gotten into the habit with these books of getting them the first night and being done with it by the next day. They’re candy, plain and simple. I still enjoy the underlying Civil Rights Movement theme going on. It’s pretty much the biggest reason I keep picking these up. I’m curious to see what comes from future books since Mattel keeps adding characters to their line of dolls. Every book follows one main character; Frankie, Cleo, Clawdeen, and next Lala! Now we have Ghoulia, Spectra, Abbey, and all of the new boys showing up. I wonder how long this series will end up being? This one felt very much like an ending to the first trilogy (?) if that makes any sense?

4 out of 5 stars.

– BP

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