Book Review: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George


Genre: Historical Fiction
Ages: 11 and Up

     Although this book wasn't my favorite, it was still well written overall. Author Jean Craighead George did a good job at using imagery and symbolism to describe the surroundings and circumstances of the main character. I must say that the beginning was a bit slow, and there were only certain parts where I really connected with the characters and the plot. Otherwise, this novel was pretty good, and I think it would be a nice read for the wintertime.

     After facing troubles at home, Julie (or Miyax), decides to run away to San Francisco where her pen pal lives. To Miyax, life in California seems very ideal at first, but after spending some time with a wolf pack in the wilderness, she starts to change her mind. With time, she comes to realize that sometimes it's just better to live in harmony with the earth and her surroundings.

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- The Soup Chef

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