“Tell the Wolves I’m Home” is one of those unique novels that appeals to adult and teen readers alike. The narrator is 14-year-old June, who experiences the loss of her uncle, the only person she felt truly understood her. While June deals with her mother, who can hardly speak about the mysterious illness that killed her uncle, she also starts a friendship with Toby, her late uncle’s secret lover. The nominator explains: “Its two main characters span generations, and it explores grief and friendship — universal experiences — set in the context of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. It is also very engaging and easy to read.”
Let us know what you think our community should read in 2018 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile or online at oneread.org by November 30.