Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Binas cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mothera bond Bina thought was unbreakable.Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young womens residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Binas lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why shes come to Cathe...
|Title||:||A Room Away From the Wolves|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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A Room Away From the Wolves Reviews
New York Times bestselling young adult author Nova Ren Suma returns with the darkly mysterious and hauntingly beautiful A Room Away from the Wolves.
Told from the first-person narrative of teenager Sabina 'Bina' Tremper, A Room Away from the Wolves is a blend of tragic fairy tale, ghost story and study of a complicated mother-daughter relationship. As readers get to know snippets of Bina's life, we come to an understanding of just how painful and strange her life has always been and become. Bina ...more
*cries* because finally a new Nova book *cries some more*
A Room Away From the Wolves is an atmospheric, unique story set in an old boarding house in New York City. It follows a bisexual Jewish girl who is trying to leave behind an abusive home situation.
This is an odd, quiet, slow-paced gem of a book, unlike everything I had ever read before, and surprisingly difficult to review. I almost feel like I should reread this to do it justice, to absorb it better, but for now I'll write how I feel about it at the moment.
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This is such an odd book and it’s hard to review without giving away the secrets. Bina’s mom makes her leave her home. She says it’s just for a month with friends, but Bina has another idea. She remembers stories her mom told her about a boarding house in New York. Her mom lived there while auditioning to be an actress. Her stories of freedom and having her own room appealed to Bina. After leaving her father, Bina’s mom met a man right away and moved in with him. He also had two daughters and Bi ...more
Haunting and beautifully written.
I just. I'm so confused. Can someone please explain what actually happened to me? Because omg, I don't get the ending. (view spoiler)[Was it magic? Was it death? WHAT WAS IT. (hide spoiler)] Do I even remember this book at all? No, because it left no impression on me. And that made me so sad considering how excited for this book I was. But I don't think I even liked this, because I spent most of the time wondering what the point of it was. Maybe I'm not smart enough for this type of story. Whate ...more
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Room Away From the Wolves is quite intriguing magical realism story.
Total Rating: 6.4/10
World building: 7/10
Genre: Magical Realism, Ghosts
Time It Took Me To Read: approx. 3 hours
Sabina, short Bina, is unhappy since her mother re-married since her stepsisters are cruel. Finding herself ki ...more
I had heard such good things, but this just wasn't for me. It left me with too many questions, and I felt like either the supernatural elements needed to be played up and explained more, or the nonmagical elements needed to be. I felt like we got to know her mother, or at least, the version of her mother that Bina knew, more than Bina (the main character) herself.