Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me is by Kristen Chandler. Chandler's first novel is about sixteen-year-old K.J. and her father who live near Yellowstone National Park. Her mother has died and her father runs an outfitting business taking visitors hunting, hiking, or fishing. K.J. has been chosen as the editor of the school paper. She begins working on a story about the reintroduction of wolves into the park with a new boy, Virgil, whose mother studies animals. Not everyone though is thrilled to have the wolves back in the park. This charming coming of age story follows K.J.'s attempt to become her own person. A wonderful read girls will thoroughly enjoy and relate to.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity).