Saturday, July 8, 2017

Weregirl by C. D. Bell

Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"Eager to escape her small hometown, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. A chance encounter with a trapped wolf while out on a run leads to powerful and frightening changes, and one day, Nessa is transformed into a full werewolf. Now Nessa must navigate the challenges of high school while coming face to face..." [+ more]

On page 117, I couldn't take the simplicity of this book anymore!

So Nessa is bitten by a wolf and becoming wolf herself. How is she dealing with it? By the most common means there is to changing into a wolf: seeing a shaman. Luckily for Nessa, in her town there is a 23 year old boy who happens to be a shaman. Isn't that what you normally find in America's towns?

So I ask, why wolves in this town, why shamans? It would be perfectly okay if you first explain that the town is (or is near by) a Native American settlement or x y z people live there. But nope, it just happens that shamans live in this town... Okay, moving on from the shaman.

Oh! Apparently, Nessa must have also watched her share of Law and Order because she is well versed in criminal jargon when she said "You can't keep Nate, or me against our will. You will become an accessory to felony kidnapping two minors" (pg. 356).

The writing is very simple which I guess is good because 12 year old could read it.