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Linger / Maggie Stiefvater.

By: Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy: #2.; Stiefvater, Maggie, Wolves of Mercy Falls: 2.; Wolves of Mercy Falls series: 2.; Wolves of Mercy Falls: 2.; The wolves of Mercy Falls: 2.Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010Edition: First edition.Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780545123280 (hbk.); 0545123283 (hbk.).Subject(s): Love -- Fiction | Wolves -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Metamorphosis -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Wolves -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Metamorphosis -- Juvenile fiction | Supernatural -- Juvenile fiction | Love -- Teenage fiction | Wolves -- Teenage fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Teenage fiction | Metamorphosis -- Teenage fiction | Supernatural -- Teenage fiction | Werewolves -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Young adult fiction | Human-animal relationships Young adult fiction | Metamorphosis Young adult fiction | Wolves -- Young adult fiction | Werewolves Young adult fiction | Secrecy -- Young adult fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Young adult fiction | Young adult fantasy fiction | Romance fiction | Wolves Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fictionGenre/Form: Paranormal fiction. | Romance fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Teenage fantasy fiction. | Teenage love stories. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: Young Adult
As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
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In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own wellbeing. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.

Ages 14+.

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Excerpt provided by Syndetics

From Linger Mercy Falls, Minnesota looked different when you knew you'd be human for the rest of your life. Before it had been a place that only existed in the heat of summer, concrete sidewalks and leaves curved up toward the sun, everything smelling of warm asphalt and dissipating truck exhaust. Now, as the spring branches shared seldom-seen firlls of tender pink- it was where I belonged. In the months since I'd lost my lupine skin, I'd tried to learn how to be a boy again. I'd gotten my old job back at the Crooked Shelf, surrounded by new workds and the sound of pages turning. I'd traded my inherited SUV, full of the scent of Beck and my life with the wolves, for a Volkswagen Golf just big enough for me and Grace and my guitar. I tried not to flinch when I felt the cold rush in through a suddenly open door. I tried to remember I was no longer alone. At night, Grace and I crept into her room and I folded myself against her body, breathing in the smell of my new life and matching my heartbeat to hers. If my chest caught when I heard the wolves' slow howls in the wind, at least I had the balm of this simple, ordinary life to console me. I could look forward to years of Christmases with this girl in my arms, the privilege of growing old in this unfamiliar skin of mine. I knew that. I had everything. Excerpted from Linger by Maggie Stiefvater All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

This sequel to Shiver is a bridge book through and through, designed to push the story forward, presumably to the third and final installment of Stiefvater's bestselling series about werewolves. But whereas Shiver was tight as a drum in its focus on the intense, star-crossed romance between werewolf Sam and Grace, the ordinary girl who loves him, this book meanders. Again Stiefvater switches points of view, but between four characters now: Sam and Grace, still in love and still facing threats to said love; Isabel, who recently lost a brother to the wolves; and Cole, newly a werewolf. Sometimes these switches occur multiple times within the same chapter, which can make for confusing reading with respect to who is doing or thinking what. Stiefvater expands the story to include complications with Grace's health and her parents, Sam's reluctance to care for new werewolves, and Isabel's growing connection to Cole even as he desperately seeks escape from his old life. While this book does not stand on its own, it sets the stage for an explosive third installment. Ages 13-18. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-The tale of Sam and Grace is continued in Maggie Stiefvater's sequel (2010) to Shiver (2009, both Scholastic). For the moment, Sam is no longer a werewolf, but a semi-whiny, angst-ridden teen. Grace may or may not be a werewolf from a bite she received as a child, but her headaches are worsening. Deeply in love and committed to one another, Sam and Grace continue to experience the ups and downs of teenage life and being kept apart by Grace's parents. Meanwhile, Isabel is drawn to a newer pack member, Cole St. Clair, all around bad boy. Each chapter alternates between the points of view of Sam, Grace, Cole, and Isabel. The four narrators do a fine job of depicting each character. The audiobook opens with a fairytale-like musical prologue by Stiefvater which sets the scene wonderfully for the beginning of her tale. The last disc features two bonus tracks written by the author to enhance the world of Mercy Falls: "The Golden Woods" (the song first heard on Disc 1 but played here in its entirety), and "One Happy Day." The movie rights for Shiver have just been bought, and Forever, the third title in the series, is scheduled for release in July 2011-so Linger is sure to fly off the shelf.-Amy Olson, formerly Lexington Public Library, KY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Sam, who spent most of his life as a werewolf, has undergone an unlikely cure and no longer transitions between fur and skin as the temperature changes from cold to hot. This should be a happy time for Sam and true-love Grace, but just as he begins to trust his new human life, Grace feels her humanity slipping away. Sam's focus is split between worry for Grace and his role as caretaker of the werewolf pack, which for the first time in years includes new members. Stiefvater continues what she started in Shiver (2009), and readers will definitely want to read it before diving into this equally appealing sequel. As in the opener, this story's tension stems from watching sympathetic characters cope with what appears to be a hopeless situation. Although this was resolved to a point by the first book's ending, this follow-up flips that resolution on its head and sets up a situation that leaves readers hanging in anticipation for the next installment.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist

Horn Book Review

This "story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one" escalates the suspense and romance of its prequel, Shiver. Former werewolf Sam, cured by a near-fatal bout of meningitis, struggles to believe in his humanity. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Grace (bitten in childhood but not yet "turned") grows desperately ill as her werewolf self fights to get out. Jenna Lamia reprises her role as practical but passionate Grace in perfect complement to Pierce Cravens's artsy, introspective Sam. The half-formed songs of Sam's narrative work more effectively aloud than in print, capturing the easy flow of his thoughts from prose to lyric and back. Dan Bittner's honey-over-gravel voice is an excellent choice for runaway rock star Cole, who seeks oblivion in his animal alter ego; Emma Galvin deftly portrays Isabel, a tough girl teetering on the edge of a breakdown. Two haunting musical selections composed by Stiefvater add to the atmosphere of this supernatural love story. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

The soulful romance begun in Shiver (2009) continues in this equally elegant story as Grace discovers an inexplicably dead werewolf and develops a fever that leaves her yearning to turn into a wolf, and Sam questions the effectiveness of the cure and struggles to take over Beck's authoritative role within the pack. Stiefvater adds two new voices to their alternating points of view: Isabel, Grace's popular friend, who lost her werewolf brother in the first novel, and Cole, Beck's latest werewolf recruit. She also adds back story on both Sam's violent childhood and time with the pack and Cole's decision, after becoming a famous musician at 16, strung out on drugs and hurting the only people who cared for him, to voluntarily become a werewolf. While Grace's parents finally intervene in her life, forcing her and Sam apart, Isabel and Cole explore their attraction to each another. This sequel's poetic prose skillfully captures the four teens' longings for love, forgetting, remembering, righting wrongs and life itself. The riveting ending will leave readers panting for the next sequel. (Paranormal romance. YA)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.