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Furious

Jill Wolfson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

We were only three angry high school girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.

Yes, that’s us. The three Greek Furies, come to life, ready to take our revenge on everyone who deserves it. And who doesn’t deserve it, really? We’re done with chances. We are angry. The Furies have come to town.

Jill Wolfson's Furious is an enthralling retelling of Greek myth.

We were only three angry high school girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.

Yes, that’s us. The three Greek Furies, come to life, ready to take our revenge on everyone who deserves it. And who doesn’t deserve it, really? We’re done with chances. We are angry. The Furies have come to town.

Jill Wolfson's Furious is an enthralling retelling of Greek myth.

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When you’ve got an overbite and only one real friend and you’re what grown-ups euphemistically call “a late bloomer” (meaning I’m short and skinny where I shouldn’t be skinny and I just got my period), you pretty much accept that every day is bound to be a series of humiliations, large and small.
So given the sucky reality of being me, of being Meg, it’s really something to say that in my almost sixteen years of living, despite my many episodes of blowing it big-time, this particular day turns out to be the most humiliating one of
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Praise for Furious

"This is no lightweight, modern-day retelling of a Greek myth like the Pandora series by Carolyn Hennessy or even Percy Jackson—the tale explodes with rage." -- VOYA

"For fans of mythology and retellings." -- School Library Journal

 

*"A natural choice for older fans of Rick Riordan’s Olympians series." -- Booklist, starred review

"For readers moving beyond Percy Jackson into the more complex realm of teen angst, this is an enthralling and chilling tale that uses Greek mythology to create a timely fable." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

Praise for What I Call Life:

One of Booklist magazine’s TOP TEN FIRST NOVELS

* “A treasure of quiet good humor and skillful storytelling.” —Booklist, starred review

“Wolfson’s first novel is a grand-slam home run.” —VOYA

“A small miracle.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel

“A thoughtful and ultimately hopeful book . . . resonant and absorbing.” —School Library Journal

 

Praise for Cold Hands, Warm Heart:

* “A powerful, multifaceted exploration of ethics, love and the celebration of life.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An intense, likable reading experience.” —Chicago Tribune

“The subject is immediately gripping, and the book is genuinely thoughtful.” —BCCB

"This is no lightweight, modern-day retelling of a Greek myth like the Pandora series by Carolyn Hennessy or even Percy Jackson—the tale explodes with rage." -- VOYA

"For fans of mythology and retellings." -- School Library Journal

 

*"A natural choice for older fans of Rick Riordan’s Olympians series." -- Booklist, starred review

"For readers moving beyond Percy Jackson into the more complex realm of teen angst, this is an enthralling and chilling tale that uses Greek mythology to create a timely fable." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

Praise for What I Call Life:

One of Booklist magazine’s TOP TEN FIRST NOVELS

* “A treasure of quiet good humor and skillful storytelling.” —Booklist, starred review

“Wolfson’s first novel is a grand-slam home run.” —VOYA

“A small miracle.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel

“A thoughtful and ultimately hopeful book . . . resonant and absorbing.” —School Library Journal

 

Praise for Cold Hands, Warm Heart:

* “A powerful, multifaceted exploration of ethics, love and the celebration of life.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An intense, likable reading experience.” —Chicago Tribune

“The subject is immediately gripping, and the book is genuinely thoughtful.” —BCCB

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jill Wolfson

  • Jill Wolfson has worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines around the country. Her award-winning novels for young people include What I Call Life; Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies; and Cold Hands, Warm Heart. Jill has taught writing at several universities and is a long-time volunteer in a writing program for incarcerated teenagers. She lives by the ocean in Santa Cruz, California.

  • Jill Wolfson
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