Fourteen-year-old June Elbus had never had a friend or confidante more dear to her than her Uncle Finn, a renowned artist living in New York. When her uncle passed away from a mysterious disease that her family refused to talk about, she felt the loss on a level deeper than she could ever have imagined. Now feeling alone and misunderstood, June yearns for any possible way to still experience the feelings she used to entertain when she spent time with Uncle Finn.
Stumbling on a secret that her Uncle Finn seemingly left just for her, June meets a stranger that helps her to heal, as well as question everything that she thinks she knows about her uncle, her family, and herself. As her friendship with the stranger, Toby, blossoms, she realizes that perhaps they need each other more than anything else in the world.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home provides a tender portrait of loss, friendship, love, and the meaning of family. Relationships aren't always pretty and neat and tidy, but to dive deeply into companionship is to find your true self. I found myself in parts of the story, and would rate this as one of my favorite books this year.
The Mom* Rating: Top Shelf
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