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Never cry werewolf
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  Booklist Review

The direct, first-person narrative in this werewolf debut makes for a quick read and an easy sell for reluctant readers. High-school sophomore Shelby Locke struggles to cope with the death of her mother and deal with an overbearing stepmother. When Shelby breaks another curfew, her stepmom ships her off to Camp Crescent, a cushy brat camp, threatening Shelby (foreshadowing!) with desert boot camp if she gets into any more mischief. At Crescent, Shelby meets Austin Bridges, a British bad boy and closeted werewolf. Flirtation ensues and Shelby finds herself violating camp rules to help Austin before the full moon exposes his family secret. Readers will admire Shelby's easygoing attitude despite being hounded by a militant, Kumbaya-strumming counselor. Shelby and Austin's light romance, while hardly evoking the heart palpitations of Edward and Bella (or Bella and Jacob for that matter), will engage teen girls. With lines like, Um, you're super cute Duh! teens won't count this among their favorite reads, but they'll definitely pick it up off the shelf.--Garnick, Kimberly Copyright 2009 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

Newly rich Shelby doesn't like her stepmother, and the feeling is mutual. Still, it's a shock when Priscilla convinces Shelby's dad to pack her off to brat camp for the summer. After all, all Shelby's been doing is skipping curfew and illicitly hooking up with boys! At least Shelby gets the pick of which teen-retraining camp will imprison her for the next couple of months, so she can spend the summer in the Pacific Northwest instead of at a boot camp in the Utah desert. And honestly, camp isn't so bad, if you ignore all of the guitar-playing, touchy-feely psychoanalysis. But better than all the rock climbing and archery is sexy Austin Bridges, son of a bad-boy rock star and secret werewolf. If Shelby doesn't help Austin out, his family secret will be exposedbut if she does help him, she might find herself exiled to that Utah boot camp. What's a girl courted by an amber-eyed hottie to do? Neither original nor well-developed, but fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut. (Fantasy. 11-13) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
<p>Moonlight can totally change your life.</p> <p>And it all starts so simply.</p> <p>You. Him.</p> <p>The moon.</p> <p>You're toast.</p> <p>Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.</p> <p>Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material--his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.</p>
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