Grades 9 - 11
Grade level Equivalent: 5.3
Lexile Measure®: 800L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Young Adult
- 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.
For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future.
Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.
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