Title: Hair In All The Wrong Places
Series: No (Maybe…hopefully)
Author: Andrew Buckley
Publisher: Tantrum Books
Published Date: June 7th, 2016
Genre: Middle Grade, Paranormal, Fantasy
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I received this novel for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
What has he done?
What’s happening to him?
And what on Earth is that smell?
For Colin Strauss, puberty stinks. Blackouts, hallucinations, and lapses in memory are the perils of growing up werewolf.
Worse than that, Colin worries he might have had something to do with the recent attacks on the townspeople. He may have eaten a person. It doesn’t matter that it’s someone he doesn’t particularly like. What kind of boy goes around eating people?
Foolishly, all Colin can think about is how Becca Emerson finally kissed him for the first time. Yep, hormones are afoot. Yikes!
But girls will have to wait. Collin better get himself under control before someone else ends up hurt or worse . . . dead.
Hair In All The Wrong Places is such a great, quirky, and fun read! Puberty is bad enough; but to also worry about eating your classmates every full moon is killer.
Colin Strauss is finding that he is having a bad lifetime… His parent’s ship him off from one vague family member to another, he has absolutely no friends, he lives with an abusive grandmother, and the town he lives in is super creepy, and the girl he is hardcore crushing on turns out to be a serial break and enter-er. To say his life couldn’t get any weirder, well that would be a bold faced lie; because know on top of everything he has to worry about whether or not he ate one of his classmates the day he was turned into a werewolf.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It is very fast paced, with some minor twists and turns. Colin is very likable. I found it startling but kind of funny that he was unable to fully grasp any situation…except that he was ridiculously in love with his crush Becca…at least he realized this most of the time.
Colin’s journey into the world of supernatural, particularly the werewolf’s, was a bit confusing and didn’t have as much depth as I would have preferred. There wasn’t much of a backstory, and what constituted the reasoning behind Colin being connected to his Were-daddy was a very confusing dream sequence, that mostly left me a little frustrated; especially since there was barely an explanation, and it was a little hard to follow. I mean, all the explaining will all be in the sequel right!?! (Keeping my fingers crossed).
I will be keeping an eye out for the sequel (am I be being too obvious?) and anything else from the author! This will also be something I will definitely be recommending to my friends children.