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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Wolk Narrator: Emily Rankin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780451485663
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“The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.”

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her rural Pennsylvania town—until the day Betty Glengarry moves to town. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying at first seems isolated, things quickly spin out of control, escalating until Betty mysteriously disappears. As the town searches for Betty and days pass, fingers begin to point toward Toby, a World War I veteran who carries deep and secret scars. While others see his strangeness, Annabelle sees only kindness and soon must find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted and haunting, Lauren Wolk’s stunning debut for young readers, Wolf Hollow, is a tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience and strength can help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.”


  • “[A] powerful debut…beautifully written.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Wrenching and true…comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Wolk movingly expresses Annabelle’s loss of innocence through the honest, clear voice of her protagonist.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Perfectly pitched to be used in classrooms in conjunction with To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The narrative is powerful, complex, and lifelike…a truly moving debut.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Trusting its readers implicitly with its moral complexity, Wolk’s novel stuns.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator Emily Rankin brings us into the world of eleven-year-old Annabelle. Her voice is soft and gentle, reflecting Annabelle’s tranquil life on a quiet Pennsylvania farm during WWII…Rankin’s shifting voice captures the growing ugliness in Annabelle’s formerly idyllic town and her determination to take a stand against it.”


  • “The tension builds and never lets up.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “Nuanced and nerve-wracking…[Wolk’s] story is finely crafted, haunting, and unlikely to be forgotten.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • Winner of the 2016 New England Book Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Books of 2016 for Middle-Graders
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About the Author
Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet and author of the critically acclaimed Wolf Hollow, described by the New York Times Book Review as "full of grace and stark, brutal beauty." She was born in Baltimore and has since lived in California, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada, and Ohio. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod.
About the Narrator

Emily Rankin is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audio narrator.