Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Age range: 13 and up | Grade level: 8 and up | Hardcover: 400 pages | Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 20, 2015)
About Wolf by Wolf:
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.
Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
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My Thoughts on Wolf by Wolf:
This is one crazy ride! The biggest “what if” of the century is given a chance, an opportunity to explore what could have happened if World War II had ended differently.
Yael is a survivor. She survived the prison camp and the experimental treatments given to her. She escaped and continued to survive until she is given a mission to win a race and kill Hitler. This bumpy ride is full of suspense, thrills, and the challenge of figuring out who you really are. This is an alternate history that could have happened, and one that becomes very real within the pages of this novel. It’s a story about perseverance, loyalty, family, and the strength to serve a cause greater than yourself.
Wolf by Wolf is the first book in a series and the ending leaves you
wanting needing more, so be prepared! You’ve been warned.
Content: violence and disturbing scenes
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