Friday, January 28, 2011

Fantasy Fridays: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Where: R-train
Who was reading: A plump teenager, black hair pulled back with a gold scrunchie.
If she could shape-shift into any animal… she would be a young panther—small enough to be mistaken for a house cat, but all the more dangerous for her ability to affect domesticity.
From the Discussion Questions:The werewolfism in Shiver can be a metaphor for many things: losing your identity in a suburban world, cancer, addiction. What else can it stand for?”
What indeed! Perhaps it stands for our collective desire to piss out the fires of civilization and spend our days engaging in physical violence to procure food and pawing indiscriminately at potential mates like those Hardly-Sapiens in Clan of the Cave Bear. Then again, it could also stand for the Publisher’s desire to capitalize on a trendy topic in YA.

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