Never Cry Werewolf
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 4 stars
Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy.
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 bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?
Heather Davis’s debut novel mixes together irresistible characters, a pesky full moon, and a delicious taste of the supernatural.
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis was a fast-paced, enjoyable read! It was your typical “my mom’s died, and now I have a stepmother who I do whatever I can to annoy and my stepmother has no great feelings for me either” situation. It was a cute and short book! I couldn’t put it down!
Some of the characters weren’t as developed as they could of been, but were easy to relate too. I just felt like you never got to know any of the characters real well. The variety in characters was entertaining. All these kids are at “brat camp” so there was such a mix. You had Charles the gossip and one who has to be in everyone’s business and Ariel who was kind of quiet and unsure. Mr. Winters was way out there, and the places he showed up in the book were really entertaining. Cynthia, or “Guitar Lady” was another really entertaining character. She was the counselor you would associate with a “brat camp” and everything about her was just overall entertaining.
I felt like Austin barely knew Shelby, and he had already told her he was a werewolf. It felt almost like “Hi! I’m a werewolf! Nice to meet you!” I just didn’t feel the relationship there grow and develop enough for me to understand why Austin would tell the secret he’s only told 1 person ever. Austin and Shelby’s relationship was one of my favorite parts of the book, but I didn’t feel like it had enough base to grow from.
The ending of Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis was definately one of the endings that make you go “Aw!” It was so cute, and I loved it.
The cover is gorgeous with the girl and the moon. I thought it was cute that they have her wearing a red hoodie – you know Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. I definitely cannot wait to see what Heather Davis comes up with next! *Do I smell a sequel?*