Why Did I Listen To Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition) by Abby Wambach?
I had previously read Wolfpack by Abby Wambach and was curious as to how she had adapted it for a younger audience. Plus when I found that the audiobook was available on Libby, I couldn’t resist checking it out! Would the message of empowerment and strength translate easily to a different audience?
What’s The Story Here?
This is the young readers edition of Abby Wambach’s bestseller, Wolfpack. The initial publication was focused on how women can come together, use their voice, and change the world. This time the focus is on how the younger generation can create their own wolfpack and help create change for the world around them. Using a concise format, Abby encourages her readers to change the “old rules” of silence, fear, and restriction and form “new rules” of strength, humanity, and empathy.
How Did I Like Wolfpack (Younger Readers Edition)?
I really liked this version of the Wolfpack premise. It is positive, inclusive, and impactful. It is easy to understand and is a call to youth that they too can have an impact on our world and those around them. As someone who has read both editions of Wolfpack, one thing that I immediately noted was how more inclusive the wording of this younger reading edition is. Abby Wambach didn’t oversimplify her messages in order to reach her readers but instead was able to open herself up more and reach a new audience in a different manner. It is obvious that she has a strong passion to helping young people find their voice in our ever changing world.
How’s The Narration?
The audiobook is narrated by the author Abby Wambach. It is a very quick listen (only about an hour and a half) but is so impactful. Having Wolfpack being read by the author gives the audience the opportunity to hear how passionate she is about the lessons within the book. I found her voice to be comforting and not demeaning to the reader.
At the end of the audiobook was brief interview with Abby Wamach about the changes which she made for the younger reader edition. I found this interview to be very interesting and demonstrated the continual evolution which we are all experiencing. The younger reader edition of Wolfpack allows young readers to begin to understand that “what you do will never define you for long – who you are always will.” This is so important and I encourage all parents to give their children the opportunity to listen and value these words and the impact they can have on our world.
Rating: 5 Stars
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