This reading group guide for Secrets of the Wolves includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Dorothy Hearst. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
Three months after preventing a bloody war in the Wide Valley and swearing to the Greatwolf Council that she can prove wolves and humans can live together peacefully, Kaala must figure out how to make good on her promise. Joining the wolves and the humans is a daunting task, and for Kaala, it is further complicated by a message from her long-missing mother and the growing need to protect TaLi from quarrels between and within the human tribes. As Kaala struggles to maintain the respect and trust of her own pack, she slowly realizes that her destiny—and the destiny of the valley—is much more complicated than she ever suspected. With the help of TaLi, Tlitoo, Azzuen, and Marra—as well as some new, unexpected allies—Kaala discovers the Greatwolf Council has their own secret, and certain members of the Council have their own reasons for wanting her to fail, no matter the price. Kaala’s only chance at succeeding is to uncover the truth, but every move she makes could easily cost her, and her l