Never Cry Werewolf

Never Cry Werewolf

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Moonlight can totally change your life. And it all starts so simply. You. Him. The moon. You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately. But her stepmother totally overreacts when she packs Shelby off to brat camp. Suddenly, it's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

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. . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 14.22mm | 181g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061349259
  • 9780061349256
  • 370,530

Review quote

"What's a girl courted by an amber-eyed hottie to do? Fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut." -- Kirkus Reviews "This werewolf debut makes for a quick read and an easy sell for reluctant readers." -- ALA Booklist "Davis weaves together a fast-paced action adventure story with issues of peer pressure, divorce, betrayal, friendship, acceptance, and, of course, romance. This novel has great teen appeal [and] will leave readers wanting more." -- School Library Journal "A charmingly cute, fast-paced spin on Little Red Riding Hood on one level, a werewolf-themed romance on another, this is a quick, but thoroughly enjoyable read." -- Realms of Fantasy
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About Heather Davis

Heather Davis: At first glance, I don't seem like an outdoorsy person, but somehow I've spent a lot of time in the woods, including working as a chef in remote Alaska and teaching school in a tiny logging town in the North Cascade Mountains.

Never Cry Werewolf is an homage to both those rugged adventures and all the fun times I've spent singing stupid songs about lunch meat (eww!) and gobbling down s'mores (yum!). I didn't set out to write a book about werewolves, but I fell in love with the idea that everyone has a side of themselves that's shown to the world and one that's kept hidden.

These days, I'm enjoying big city life in the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not writing YA novels, I'm haunting my local movie theater and spending time with a colorful cast of friends and family (who do occasionally howl).
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Rating details

6,483 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,889)
4 25% (1,640)
3 28% (1,806)
2 13% (827)
1 5% (321)

Our customer reviews

Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (Http:// Never Cry Werewolf is a short, fun read. It is pretty fast paced, but enjoyable. Shelby was a good character, but at the same time I didn't really connect with her full-heartily. All the characters were lacking a bit of depth, they were fun to read about, but didn't seem completely real. Shelby's step-mother really annoyed me, sometimes she seemed like she really cared, but then others you could tell it was mostly fake. She just wanted Shelby out of her and her new husband's life. I could tell Shelby really missed her mom. I felt really bad for her. She really annoyed me with the camp thing, I mean, to me it didn't sound too bad. I mean, it was a little annoying but it was a lot better than the desert camp her step-mother was wanting her to go to. So I really wish she wouldn't have been so whiny. Austin sounded hot! Seriously, hot accent, seemed kind of rocker boy style and he had a rocker dad! Awesome! I knew from the beginning about his dark secret, everything was a bit predictable. Overall, I don't really have much to say about this book other than it was an enjoyable read. It left me wanting to know more about what happened to Shelby and Austin after camp. There is a novella sequel on eBook called Sometimes By Moonlight. I might check it out when I can, I'm sad that she had to self publish it on eBook, it's only 92 pages! Oh well, maybe Harperteen will let her re-publish it through them on hardcopy and maybe she'll write a longer sequel. =) The cover is pretty, it fits the story more
by Amanda
A cute fun summer read. Nice and short, I find I almost always get some enjoyment out of a novel like this as long as it's kept short and light and not too much depth. Kind of gave me a more middle grade feel than YA. As far as werewolf action, it was minimal. This was more about Shelby coming into her own than about a love story. I thought the ending was sweet and fit well, it is open for a sequel, but enough ends were tide that I would consider it a stand alone. Not sure if I'll pick up more in this series because I didn't feel the need to read more of Shelby once I was done, but I may change my mind one day. Reminded me of the Dark Guardian novels by Rachel Hawthorne and would recommend to anyone who read these, or someone who's looking for a book to while away a summer afternoon. more
by Rebs R
Shelby follows her heart...and it gets her into trouble. This time she can't talk her way out of getting caught after curfew kissing a hottie. Her step-mother is insisting on sending her to summer camp. But it's not the leisurely camp with sports or canoe rides down the river - this is brat camp. It's where the rich send their children for hard work, therapy, and to learn discipline. It's basically the worst possible way to spend your summer. Shelby, at least, isn't going to the worst of these camps. While talking to the rest of the campers, she realizes that she's going to have to work hard at not shooting off her mouth this summer. Just when she thinks she might be able to take care of herself, a boy appears. He's not just any boy, he's a Brit who wears a leather coat in the summer heat. In an instant, Shelby 's summer goes from bad to worse. Not only does Austin make her swoon, but he's got a secret - a deep, dark secret that would ruin his family if anyone found out the truth. Once she recovers from the shock, Shelby does her best to help him. But will helping him land her in scalding hot water? NEVER CRY WEREWOLF is the debut novel from Buzz Girl Heather Davis, and it's a treat. The cover first drew my attention to this book, but the story doesn't let go. The paranormal element adds to the hot summer of potential scandal, rich teens, and more
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