My Own Lightning
My Own Lightning
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It’s been several months since the tragic events set in motion by bully Betty Glengarry, and the routine of daily life in Wolf Hollow has slowly returned. But for Annabelle McBride it’s hard to move forward and make peace with what feels like threadbare justice.

Newly warm summer days are about to bring a jolt of change on the winds of a powerful storm. In its wake, the search for her brother’s missing dog will set Annabelle on a new path that brings her to unfamiliar doorsteps and reunites her with a too-familiar adversary—Andy Woodberry, who was complicit in Betty’s most terrible acts. Growing up and blazing her own trail will soon force Annabelle to reexamine deeply felt truths—about people, about justice, about herself—that had once seemed so uncomplicated.
Bestselling author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain) returns to World War II–era Western Pennsylvania in this luminous sequel to her Newbery Honor–winning debut, Wolf Hollow, proving once again why her acclaimed novels have been celebrated as “historical fiction at its finest.”


Book Details


  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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My Own Lightning is a youth and young adult novel written by Lauren Wolk, which is a sequel to her book Wolf Hollow.  This is the story of a girl by the name of Annabelle.  The story takes place in a small township in Western Pennsylvania in 1944.  One day in June when Annabelle and her teacher were cleaning the one room schoolhouse on a hot, sticky day, a stranger from a nearby town came looking for his dog.  Annabelle also noticed that a fellow student was lurking outside as well.  Annabelle and the teacher decided to call it a day when it looked like a storm was

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  My Own Lightning by Lauren Wolk is a story about a girl named Annabelle who lives in Western Pennsylvania in the year 1944. A man appeared at Annabelle’s schoolhouse looking for his dog named Zeus, which is a Bull Terrier breed. Annabelle's teacher sends her on her way to find Zeus. Annabelle is positive that she can find Zeus. On her way to find Zeus, an intense storm came.  On her way home, Annabelle unfortunately got struck by a lightning, but someone saved her life.

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