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I think Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin was a well written book. The story was thought out and included every detail it needed. It was interesting to read about Yael as a skin shifter and what the world would be like if Hitler own World War 2. I loved Yael because she was a fighter and she was a kind person. She never wanted to kill anyone. Her wolf tattoos on her arm represented the important people to her, and it reminded her why she was on her mission. I didn’t like that the book didn’t have much dialogue. I like when characters speak because it tells me more about their personality. Also, I loved the character Luka because he was charming and a gentleman, but what I didn’t like is that he’s crazy in love with Adele Wolfe. It’s not a bad thing to love somebody, but Yael is disguised as Adele and it confused him a lot throughout the book. Especially since Yael started to like him and she didn’t know if Adele felt the same. At the end of the book, they go to the ball together and she dances with Hitler so that she can kill him. It makes Luka sad because he thinks that Adele/Yael has feelings for Hitler. It made me mad that she couldn’t tell him the truth, nor her own brother Felix. Once she shoots Hitler, his face starts to change into someone else’s and she realizes that he’s a skin shifter. She killed her own kind instead of Hitler. Now she has to find the real Nazi leader.

This novel helped me understand what the world would be like if the Nazis had won the second World War. I learned more about the time period it is set in, like the motorcycles they rode on. The story ends on a cliff hanger so I would want to read the second book but this time at my own pace. I felt rushed to read it and couldn’t enjoy it as much as I could of. I would definitely recommend this book to people who love history and love some action.

Book Club Response 2

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A lot has happened since my last blog. Yael formed an alliance with her brother Felix, then later becomes allies with Luka. Yael has been trained for many things by her trainer Vlad. The only problem is she wasn’t trained for relationships. She finds it difficult to figure out Felix, the person closest to Adele. While racing in Baghdad, they face the same obstacle which is a landslide created on purpose by someone else. They are ambushed by the soviets then captured and kidnapped. While in their base, Yael talks to their leader Vetrov and tries to negotiate. He doesn’t let her and the other racers free, but she manages to plan an escape and is successful. After their kidnapping, the racing officials give them a flight to the next checkpoint in Hanoi. Luka and Yael kill Katsuo on the road, they let him crash his bike. After more racing, Luka poisons Yael and gets a head start in the race then wins. She felt like a big failure and knew there was no other way to finish her mission. Then Luka asks her to be his date to the Victor’s ball, where she can complete her mission.

The scene I shared in my podcast was when she crashed her bike a few chapters back. I shared it because it shows Felix’s loyalty to his sister and how strong Yael is. Our book highlights what could have happened if Hitler won World War 2. The author based her story on a big ” what if “. Hitler wanted to win the war and then the next ones after that in order for Germany to take over the world. The soviet union would have also expanded and their would have been a bigger alliance with Japan. The Nazis wanted to kill the Jews and other people who were ” sub-humans”.

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Book Club Response 1

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Recently, I just finished chapter 12 in my novel. Wolf by Wolf is an interesting and intense story that keeps readers wanting to know what happens next. Yael can has the special skill of being able to skin shift, she can transform to any girl she sees. Yael has disguised herself as Adele Wolfe, a champion motorcycle racer. Adele’s brother, Felix, joined the race to watch out for his sister. He didn’t want her to race a second time. During chapter 12, Yael/Adele flies off of her bike when it hits a large pot hole. Felix helps her up and helps treat her wounds while she figures out a way to get back into the race. A huge sandstorm hits where they set camp and it takes more time away. I learn that it’s hard to be somebody you’re not as I read about Yael’s thoughts and actions. She is currently in third place and not knowing whether she will win keeps me reading.

The author of this book is Ryan Graudin. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She loves history and always wondered what if Hitler had won World War 2. She has wondered how the world would be different and Wolf by Wolf was driven by two words, ” what if “. As a kid she would learn as much as she can about World War 2. She studied it in books and she read more books to write this novel. Ryan loves to travel and photograph weddings when she’s not writing.

I have a prediction that Yael won’t win the race. There’s a second book to the series and that gives me the idea that maybe her plan didn’t go accordingly. Maybe she will win the race but won’t get that one on one time with Hitler. She’ll have to find another way to kill him or figure out a new plan. I’ve learned that Yael has never killed anybody. She’s had opportunities to but she couldn’t do it. I think she’ll be too afraid to kill Hitler or she’ll lose her chance.

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