The Wolf Wilder
This is a great book if your reader:
Loves a story of adventure, revolution, and people standing up for the things they believe in.
Admires a heroine so magnificent and strong that she is worthy of comparison to Lyra Belacqua from Phillip Pulman's Dust Trilogy.
Wants to witness the power of the underdog and root for them to fight back.
Loves wolves (of course!)
Relishes a fast-paced page-turner. They will quickly get lost in this snowy, Russian fantasy tale.
Is a fan of Katherine Rundell. She is infamous for her beautiful and purposeful use of prose to tell a gripping story.
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.
When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.