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Weregirl by C.D. Bell
Release date: November 1st, 2016
Genre: Young adult
Nessa Kurland is running for her life.
C. D. Bell’s WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chem.
High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.
Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether’s overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.
Instead, Nessa’s freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.
She has become a werewolf.
In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL‘s Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The pages and chapters went super fast!!!! The story is amazing! What I always look for in books is to be related somehow to the character, and Nessa, the main character is definitely someone I could relate to. Everything begins in a place called Tether. A long time ago, there was a big and huge contamination issue that lead to a population health problem. Nessa is an athlete and has her goal is getting recruited by a good school to be awarded a scholarship so she joined the cross-country team and run for a chance to continue studying. As she trains and runs and progresses towards her goal, she encounters a series of situations and transformations that she has to deal with BEFORE the big race.
Bree her best friend is her “partner in crime” in many things and when Nessa suffers an accident while training in the woods, she is there for her. After that day, Nessa begins to feel different and together they investigate what is happening to her.
I liked how the story is about friendship and family!!! At the end, that is what we ONLY have.!!!