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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl

Sometimes living in the Big Apple really BITES!

Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn’t like other girls. She’s the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she’s attacked by a “wild dog.”


Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat—the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it with. So begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth.


When a new girl gang appears in the city—with claws and paws—Sam suspects there’s a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human self, forced to choose between the guy who sparks her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, the media, and her mother catch up to her.



Praise for Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl:


“Slick, stylish fun and an absolute kick to read!” —Lesley Livingston, author of the Wondrous Strange trilogy


"An absolutely fabulous new young adult novel...The story is fast and superbly told, and the characters are likable and believable." —Cory Doctorow, New York Times best-selling author of Little Brother


“At last, teen girls have their own werewolf wish fulfillment fantasy. Sam is cool, she’s in a band, and yeah, she’s way foxy.”  —Nalo Hopkinson, author of Brown Girl in the Ring and The Chaos


“Pick up this book. It is leading the pack… A deeply refreshing read.” —The Globe and Mail


“Sam must ignore her reclusive tendencies and work with her new pack to protect other innocent girls from a merciless predator—while trying not to become one herself.” —National Reading Campaign


4 out of 4 stars: “Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl is a fantastic read.” —CM Magazine


“A thoroughly enjoyable read. Paranormal fans are in for a treat.”  —VOYA 


“A new twist on teen werewolves. The book was hard to put down.” —Canadian Family


“With teenage angst, a love quadrangle, a fantasy element that should be silly but isn’t, and a strong female heroine who is anything but a hapless damsel in distress, Pohl-Weary’s latest YA title offers a welcome twist on the paranormal genre.” —Quill & Quire


“Toronto-based novelist Emily Pohl-Weary just wanted teenage girls to have a monster they could look up to.” —The Torontoist


“She happens to be biracial, but it’s something that is just a matter of fact, which, being mixed-race myself, was SO NICE to read.” —Rookie Magazine


“Not only is it a compelling, well-written story about growing up, artistic integrity and feminism, it’s ridiculously fun.” —The National Post


“Pohl-Weary does a wonderful job drawing readers into this high-action, suspenseful read, while putting an original spin on the supernatural genre.” —School Library Journal


“Emily Pohl-Weary’s writing is evocative, ensuring the reader truly understands the depth of Sam’s physical and emotional transformation, and her characterizations are explicit and fully revealing” —Canlit for Little Canadians



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