Publisher: Viking Juvenile
KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover's dream. The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park. But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And she's not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that they're assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone. As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted . . . and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.
What I thoughtI bought this not really knowing what it was about. The cover got my attention, but it was the title that made me buy it without checking it out. I was pretty happy with what I got. I enjoyed the story and the road to discovery that KJ was on.
This had quite a lot on the wolves of Yellowstone in it and about those who are for it (wildlife enthusiasts, scientists, the government) and those against it (hunters, ranchers) and it was interesting to see how something like that might affect a community. We all have our opinions on it (including me) and it was interesting to see the other side of it.
The romance aspect of this wasn't the main focus. We still got some romancing in here, but it was more about KJ and learning who she really was, living her life with her dad who wasn't always the easiest to live with and discovering what it is that she wanted.
I really liked this and I'm really glad it didn't suck since I didn't take the time to really check the book out before buying. I'm glad I read it.
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