Furious

Furious Cover

Furious

By Jill Wolfson

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805082838, 326pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013

Description

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.



About the Author
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.


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