Shusterman, Neal. Red Rider's Hood.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

SHUSTERMAN, Neal. Red Rider's hood. (Dark Fusion, Book 2.) Penguin, Dutton. 176p. c2005.0525-47562-1. $15.99. JS

"Wow, Grandma ... What gnarly teeth you have." Fusing the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" with werewolf legends, Shusterman crafts a fast-moving story about tough teenager Red Rider, who tools around his dangerous urban neighborhood with its gangs of Wolves and Crypts in his blood red Mustang. When his grandmother is mugged by some of the Wolves and Red learns that they're really werewolves, he joins the gang as a pledge in order to bring them down. However, he finds he must fight the growing urge to join them.

This sinister, imaginative...

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