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Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel - Carol Rifka Brunt There were a few missteps, but overall a strong debut. The depth of June's grief felt authentic and earned and I really enjoyed the revelation of Toby's character. I thought Brunt's portrayal of the conflict between the sisters felt right, but I'm not sure I buy all the reasons for it. But then, adolescent siblings don't always need reasons to be hateful to each other, right? Occasionally, I felt like the pacing was off. June would stumble around in the dark for ages, and then one question to her father cleared up ten years of obfuscation and misdirection. If only things were that easy! For all my criticisms, though, I was thoroughly engaged and found it hard to put the book down.