Lucius Wolfe blew his own hands off with a homemade bomb in his basement. Because he didn’t feel worthy to have proper prosthetics he opts to have hooks on both hands. This of course makes him vulnerable to both those who would make fun of him and those who would be afraid of him. He keeps to himself, but begins to come out of his shell after meeting the beautiful Aurora. She too is vulnerable, having just lost her mother to a long drawn out illness. Aurora is as good and kind and friendly as Lucius is withdrawn and lonely. They make an interesting pair. I liked the book although I thought it moved a little slow and the characters could have been less cookie cutter among the friends and classmates.
Review by Kaydean Judy, Granger High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★½✩ (3.5 Stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12
Written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Release Date: January 3, 2011 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9780547223070 (Hardcover); 9780547403106 (Paperback)