Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate. New York: Laurel Leaf, 1997.
Vivian Gandillon is a werewolf. Part human, part wolf. Her interest in Aidan, a sensitive, poetic human, makes it difficult for her to reconcile the two halves of herself. Gabriel, the young, handsome new leader of the pack, offers her a new perspective on her dilemma. Who will she choose?
What I thought: Sexy and complicated are the best ways to describe this book. Readers can relate to Vivian’s identity struggle. Yes, she’s a werewolf, but she’s also a teen girl. They question who they are, who they want to be. It’s the natural process of growing up. For those of you who have seen the movie, the book is SO much better. I don’t know why they bothered to make a movie when they changed every aspect of the book.