Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: March 2015
Duration: 4 hours 57 minutes
Wolves. Predators of the wild. Stalkers of the forests. Born into a ranking, expected to live up to that. Blue Boy, the alpha male of his pack, is the largest wolf many have ever seen, and his dream is to have a firstborn son who will take after him in every way. But when his firstborn son Lamar arrives, he is not what his father hoped for. He likes to watch butterflies. He worries if his younger siblings fall behind in the hunt. He has little interest in peacocking in front of other clans. His father grows increasingly dismayed at Lamar's lack of wolf instincts, and then goes round the bend when he realizes that Lamar is attracted to...a coyote. While the other infractions can be begrudgingly tolerated, this one cannot, and all familial ties begin to fall apart. But if Lamar does what is expected of him, he will lose him the only true friend he's ever had.
A story full of bite and beauty that makes one think of White Fang, then Ferdinand, that cuts to the heart of what's most important: Being true to yourself, and being true to others.