Grades 9 - 11
Grade level Equivalent: 5.3
Lexile® Measure: 800L
Guided Reading: Z
- Young Adult
- Adolescent Issues
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Magic and Supernatural
- Romantic Relationships
- Adult Content
- Objectionable Language
About This Book
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together.
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.
Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of a human.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces — wolf and human — with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love — the light and the dark, the warm and the cold — in a way you will never forget.
If my chest caught when I heard the wolves' slow howls in the wind, at least I had the balm of this simple, ordinary life to console me. I could look forward to years of Christmases with this girl in my arms, the privilege of growing old in this unfamiliar skin of mine. I knew that. I had everything.
Praise for Linger
"This story's tension stems from watching sympathetic characters cope with what appears to be a hopeless situation." — Booklist
"A real page turner." — Children's Literature
"The book's final pages make it clear that a third installment is in the works, leaving teenage girls with lingering anticipation." — Horn Book