The Children and the Wolves

By Adam Rapp. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763653378). Gr. 9–12.


Rapp returns with his most nightmarish vision yet. A 14-year-old genius keeps two boys in her thrall via drugs and sex, and together they hide a kidnapped 3-year-old in a basement. The mounting horror heightens the final glimmers of hope.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)