Amarok by Angela J. Townsend
Posted by Krystal Larson at 10:40 PM Sunday, September 2, 2012
How would you react if you were captured in the wilderness and had only a wolf for company? Emma has had a bad time of it. Her own father seems to be despondent towards her and her stepfather loathes her. She doesn't have a mother or a stable home. Through most of the book she is forced to follow a crazy man in a dangerous environment. She is forced to rely more on herself and start to harden herself to the outside world. The only one who seems to care for her at all is a mysterious wolf who she names Amarok.
Amarok and Emma form a cute bond. They begin to depend on each other and Emma feels oddly connected to her wolf. Amarok acts with purpose; he believes that he is meant to save Emma. Their characters are easy to root for and enjoy; however, their characters are not particularly memorable. The big, bad, and crazy "mountain man" is someone the reader won't like at all, but not one of those evil characters that makes the reader hate him/her on principle.
Overall, the plot is interesting and fun to read. The book is a very fast-read and very descriptive. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
3 1/2 Stars
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