My Own Lightning

Author Lauren Wolk returns to rural Pennsylvania, Annabelle McBride and her family in the beautifully written My Own Lightning.

We first met Annabelle and her family in Wolf Hollow (read more here), and in this sequel, Annabelle is still processing the events that happened in that book. Life is slowly returning to normal – until a summer storm hits and her brother’s dog goes missing.

Both events raise a number of questions about herself, about the neighboring farm, about Andy Woodberry – her adversary in Wolf Hollow.

Annabelle is a deep thinker and thoughtful sister and friend. I love her character and the way Wolk leads the reader through the story, the conflicts and the issues Annabelle and her family face.

Highly recommended for ages 10 and up.

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