It's not very often that I find a young adult novel with a male protagonist so I was thrilled to review Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac.
Lucas King doesn't like moving around every six months. After his mother's death, he and his father settle down, and Luke finally gets to live a normal life. Normal enough to have a best friend and to ask the girl he likes for a ride on his motorcycle. The only problem is that Luke is not normal.
As a special ops infiltrator, his dad's job has always been dangerous. When Luke's dad is kidnapped and sends him coded messages in a phone conversation, Luke must find him and rescue him. All while learning his Native American heritage is more than he could have imagined. More than normal.
After first avoiding them, Luke finds a group of unlikely pale faced Russian allies, the Sunglass Mafia, in his life or death search for his father. His interactions with the Sunglass Mafia are quite funny and non-stereotypical.
Joseph Bruchac's novel is a solid paranormal book for the teen boy with a thrilling conclusion and a lot of unexpected twists. I love how the author weaves in paranormal with science fiction and creates strong, likeable characters. Solid young adult novel in the hard to find male protagonist. Highly recommended
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by Joseph Burchac
Ages: 12-17 Pages: 377
Publisher: Tu Books