Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Blood and Chocolate
by Annette Curtis Klaus
ISBN – 0440226686
Yes Blood and Chocolate may sound like a gross dessert item, but in fact it is a book by a children’s librarian Annette Curtis Klause. One of the girls from the teen book discussion group chose the book. At first I thought that she had picked a silly book, but then I started reading it, and I really like it, although the one guy in our group might have issues with the book. Blood and Chocolate is about a werewolf named Vivian, but it is much different from any of the other werewolf books that I have read (not many unfortunately). In this book, the werewolves travel in packs, much like regular wolves. How the others in the pack perceive each other is very important. Also very important, is a strong leader. At the beginning of the novel, the leader who is also Vivian’s father, is killed in a fire. Throughout the novel, the werewolves must decide who the new leader will be. There is also an interesting sub-plot. Vivian falls for a “meat boy”, which is not a very desirable thing to do, as seen from the nickname the werewolves have given humans. Although the book probably would be placed in the horror genre, this book is actually more about the issues within: a teenager accepting who she is and learning to care about those who are not like her.