Top critical review
An okay read
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019
The Pack vaguely reminded me of Claire Ferrell's Cursed series or the Morse sisters' Howl series with a little Twilight thrown in. New girl at school, Jess, watches the mysterious group of students across the lunchroom.
There is quite a bit going on in this book...rocky parental relationships, from riches to rags, a teacher-student romance, another teacher's blatant jealousy, and two packs fighting. Those are just the highlights. And yet, I wasn't as invested in the story as I felt I should have been. I know it's fiction but we are supposed to believe whatever is going on within the world or parameters the author creates. It was difficult when everything is mostly resolved behind the scenes or actions make no sense.
A teacher whom refuses to date carelessly and somewhat aggressively pursues a student and no one says anything to him? How did they find out the other teacher planted the knife? A sheriff acts like this one and they let him walk off with the Jess? The father, out of the blue grows a back bone? The mother shows up which makes no sense. Jess stays with a friend her dad never met, doesn't even talk to his daughter, but it's okay to stay out all night?
There's so much more, including good editing needed. This book could have been better if the characters, their actions and the plot had been fully developed.