Running With the Pack by A.M. Burns & Caitlin Ricci #mm #YA @HarmonyInkPress @CaitlinRicci @am_burns


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Finn is about to start his senior year of high school when he and his family move from Austin, Texas, to Woodland Park, Colorado. Everything is different—even the elevation—and Finn’s having a hard time getting used to his new home. Life takes a turn for the better when he meets Ivan Dubovasky at a farmers’ market. Finn finds not only a close new friend but a fulfilling volunteer position at the High Mountain Wolf and Wild Dog Center, which Ivan’s family runs. Before long Finn develops an affinity for the wolves under the center’s protection.

Things only get better for Finn when he starts a relationship with Ivan; and Ivan’s best friend, Adrian, who’s asexual, completes their small pack. But it all comes crashing down when the bully plaguing Adrian crosses the line and Adrian goes missing. Finn and Ivan are determined to bring their boyfriend home safe, but they might not be able to do it alone. Luckily there’s a special wolf ready to lend a paw. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

Moving during high school is always difficult, the hardest time is during or right before your senior year .   What makes it even harder is if you are not one of the popular kids.  So finding a friend or two who really understand you can make all the difference .

But what if your new friends are the odd balls, what then?  Well in this case they grow closer together and best friends are born.  Someone to always have each others back.  When the bully’s pick on one they get all three.  What happens if it turns to more, if real feelings develop that’s when the true test of friendship come .

This is a great YA story it deals with real issues in a way that teens can understand.  it’s not a sex book, but a well written story of how teens deal with the emotional stress of growing up today.

4 stars

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