Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read a recommendation for this book on a site that was discussing Whitney Awards. Apparently this was a finalist in 2010. I read the chapter or so that Amazon lets you sneak peak at and was pulled in.
KJ Carson and her dad are two of the few full-time residents that live in a small tourist town bordering Yellowstone. The new school year brings several changes in KJ's life, one of which is a new student who happens to be attractive. She tries not to focus on Virgil (what a name), but they are teamed up in their journalism class where they are assigned a story on the controversial Yellowstone wolves.
I enjoyed the story and read it fairly quickly. The small town issues and the teenage concerns seemed very realistic, and the opposition to the wolves was eye opening. There is some swearing and making out.