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Contributor(s): Jinks, Catherine

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ISBN: 0547721951     ISBN-13: 9780547721958
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2012
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Annotation: When Tobias wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, a mysterious man tells him he has a dangerous condition, and he finds himself involved with a group of werewolves convinced he needs their help.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Werewolves; Fiction.
Self-help groups; Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2012016560
Lexile Measure: 640
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.90 lbs) 409 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q53930
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 25.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
Toby Vandevelde wakes up in a dingo pen following a full moon. He's informed he's a werewolf, and also that there's a kidnapping ring using werewolves for pit fights. Then the kidnapping ring kidnaps Toby. Fans of The Reformed Vampire Support Group will connect with Toby, especially when the book's slowish first half picks up serious pace and tension. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 February #2)

In this action-heavy sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group, Australian author Jinks focuses on a different breed of misunderstood monster. After 13-year-old Toby is found, naked and amnesiac, in the dingo pen of a wildlife park in Sydney, his life takes a turn for the weird, as Fr. Ramon Alvarez (whom readers will remember from the previous book) tries to convince Toby that he's a werewolf. Despite initial skepticism, Toby eventually accepts the truth, just in time to be kidnapped by a group running underground werewolf fights. Now, he and an assortment of new allies have to turn the tables on their captors. And when a (recognizable) group of vampires gets involved, things get even messier. As in the earlier book, Jinks has hold of a clever idea and a solid sense of humor, but this installment is brought down by an overdose of disbelief on Toby's part and the chaotic second half of the story. With so much shouting and running around, it's easy to lose track of the actual plot. Ages 12–up. (Apr.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 May)

Gr 8 Up—Life for 13-year-old Toby Vandevelde has been pretty normal until he awakens in the hospital and discovers that he was found naked and unconscious in the local wildlife park's dingo pen. If that isn't disturbing enough, Toby gets the shock of his life when he is visited by Father Ramon Alvarez and his freaky-looking friend, Rueben. They reveal that he is, in fact, a werewolf. What follows is a whirlwind of events that involves Toby's prankster friends, his overworked mother, an underground werewolf fight ring, kidnappers, abused werewolves, and members of the Reformed Vampire Support Group. As with The Reformed Vampire Support Group (Harcourt, 2009), these supernatural creatures are not romanticized or portrayed as gorgeous, strong, and sexy. Instead Jinks shows them as mistreated, weak, uncontrollable, and in need of therapy. She weaves an action-packed story that has a tempo all its own. The constant plot twists and turns thrust the characters into bizarre situations that are at times as humorous as they are scary. The ending leaves room for another installment. The story can stand on its own, but it will be enjoyed most by those familiar with the characters from the previous book.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

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