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Book Review: The Legend of the Wolf by Andaleeb Wajid

Just a mythical creature or does it have substance and meat? Read The Legend of the Wolf by Andaleeb Wajid to get the answer and at 148 pages, this book from Speaking Tiger's cub, won't keep you waiting for long.

This fact, besides the way Wajid writes are two things that definitely make this book a must read. The book belongs to the fantasy fiction genre and is a refreshing read from an Indian author who already has 15 books under her belt dealing with subjects ranging from Biryani (More than just Biryani) to a Muslim wedding (My Brother's Wedding).

Well coming back to our current book, The Legend of the Wolf, is the story of three school friends- Madhu, Gaurav and Sunil who go on a school trip to Chikmagalur. Their teacher Rajesh sir and a few other classmates also are on the trip with them. But quite soon this  two day trip turns into a nightmare of sorts as the three kids find themselves being stalked by a blood-thirsty wolf. The wolf does not seem to be interested or keen on killing them, so what does it want with the three kids who had just come for an outing and have done nothing to cause it any harm.

Underneath the story of this Young Adult paperback you can easily sense the underlying currents of friendship and loyalty. The author makes a case for kindness towards one and all; especially the wild animals who have been displaced from their natural habitat due to human intervention.

The language is very much in keeping with the current YA generation and the story with its suspense and promises to keep you hooked till the end.
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Title: The Legend of the Wolf

Author: Andaleeb Wajib

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

Paperback: 148 pages

Price:  Rs. 250 (I was sent the copy by the publishers) 

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Language: English

My Rating: 4/5

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