Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Book - 2014
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One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver's front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the care and told they're going on a holiday. But are they? It does'nt take long for Ben to realise that his parents are in trouble. Ben's always dreamed of becoming a detective - his dad even calls him 'Cop.' Now Ben gathers evidence and tries to uncover what his parents have done. The problem is, if he figures it out, what does he do? Tell someone? Or keep the secret and live life on the run?
Publisher: North Sydney, NSW : 2014. Random House Australia,
ISBN: 9780857982032
Branch Call Number: YF BANC

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summonica
Nov 25, 2017

awesome book very exiting an old man.........hit his head

samcmar Jul 06, 2016

Considering I decided to read this during the month of October, I was hoping for a much more spooky middle grade experience. On the Run in a lot of ways was not what I was expecting, as no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't suspense my disbelief enough.

Or rather, at all.

Part of the issue for me is that Ben reads so much younger than he is, yet will do things that you question how old he really is. The writing fell super flat for me, so in suspenseful moments, I didn't find myself having the kind of emotional connection I think the author wanted me to have. I didn't like the characters, and the only character I did like (Olive) wasn't always handled very well in my opinion. A lot of the mannerism and behaviors from the characters felt so all over the place and as it went on, I started to care less and less.

If I'm being honest, I'm weirdly impressed but confused at the idea of Ben and Olive running off with over a million dollars and being able to hide it safely. I say this considering they are on their own for parts of the novel and any time they met someone I kept wondering why no one was really questioning them ON being alone. I recognize this book is supposed to have survivalist elements, but I couldn't suspend my disbelief to see how any of the situations Ben got himself into could really be plausible.

I adore middle grade, especially those with a tougher concept in mind, but this book didn't work for me at all. I just found myself bored by the writing and confused as to how a lot of the plot really occurred. That being said, I will still likely recommend it to middle graders at the library I work at because I do think they would enjoy the adventure aspects present in this story. For me personally, however, it just didn't work.

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