HITCHHIKERS by Kate Spofford

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I received a free book version of HITCHHIKERS from the author in exchange for an honest review.

To be honest, I put off reading this book because I was worried that it would be another typical werewolf story. However, I am very glad that I finally decided to read it. Yes, it is a werewolf novel, but it is unique. It is not a typical teen-romance/werewolves are so sexy story. This one is definitely worth reading.

At the age of 13 Daniel did something horrible. Since then he has been on the run. He is homeless and starving. He is tired and lonely and he’s scared.

He has black-outs and when he comes back to consciousness, he is usually covered in blood. Often, there is a dead body nearby. Sometimes the body is that of an animal, but all too often the body is that of a person.

Daniel has no memory of hurting anyone. All he remembers is being excruciatingly hungry, or scared. Daniel hitchhikes and unfortunately for him, he is often picked up by predators or pedophiles. He has developed a sixth sense about a person and has gotten much better at spotting, and thus avoiding the weirdos.

However, he has been on the run for three years and he is starting to wonder if it might be safe for him to return home.

He wants to know what is wrong with him. He wants to know how to stop from killing people. He needs to learn what is happening to him and how he can control it.

Daniel’s journey is one of self-discovery. Even though he is a killer, the reader cannot help but feel bad for him. He is obviously just a scared kid who wants to do the right thing.

Can Daniel ever return home? Will he ever figure out what is happening to him? Will his abusive childhood turn him into a remorseless killer or will his better nature prevail?

This book is one that once you start reading, you will not want to stop.

I was impressed that the author was able to conjure a new werewolf tale that does not follow the typical romantic story line.

I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

For more information about the author, visit http://katespofford.WordPress.com

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