Sticking with Pigs

Author – Mary-anne Scott39299858

Age – 10+

Wolf (Wolfgang – named after Amadeus by his musician mum) hasn’t been very focused lately. His marks at school have declined and he’s dropped out of his sports and activities. Wolf’s worried about his brother Davey. Davey has been diagnosed with the rare Addison’s disease, requiring injections, hospital visits and rest.

When Wolf gets the chance to go hunting with an experienced uncle, his parents are dubious, but with Davey’s help he soon earns the right (and fitness) to go.

Excited, Wolf can’t wait to get out there among the action of a pig-hunt. He’s not disappointed, but by the end of his adventure he’s been scared, exhausted, embarrassed, angry, thrilled, and just plain terrified. It wasn’t what he expected and just about everything that can go wrong – does.

I loved the character of Wolf. He was very believable as he tried to shake the ‘townie’ label, impress a girl and his uncle, all with the thought of Davey stuck at home and unable to experience what he was doing. This story had no ‘boring bits’ as Wolf came across one challenge after another. Great kiwi lingo and reluctant reader heaven.

(Hunting, Siblings, Brothers, Courage, Pig, Boar, Tramping, Family)

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One thought on “Sticking with Pigs

  1. A compulsive read I could not put it down! A great read one boys will love, drawing you in. Was about much more than hunting the underlying themes so cleverly woven. This would be a great read for a teen finding their way in the world, the language and style of writing would enable even the struggling reader to enjoy it. Well done on yet another fantastic novel.

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