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Carol Rifka Brunt
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"Tell the Wolves I'm Home" is a young adult novel by Carol Rifka Brunt, which deals with the struggles of fourteen year-old June Elbus to deal with the death of her Uncle Finn from AIDS.

June is a shy girl, who is average and doesn't think of herself as pretty. She has average grades and an average life that is without real complications. But one extraordinary thing she has is a strong relationship with her uncle, Finn, who is dying of AIDS, and who is working on a portrait of June and her sister, Greta. Greta, unlike June, is beautiful, very talented, and has lots of friends. The two sisters are not very close, though they once were. There is no love lost between June's mother, and her brother Finn, either. At Finn's funeral, June sees a man named Toby, Finn's boyfriend. She and Toby begin speaking against the wishes of June's parents. June's parents, and Greta, blame Toby for giving Finn AIDS.

Yet, June comes to discover through Toby that Finn and her mother used to be very close, that Finn went off to see the world, and was with Toby when he reconnected with June's mother. June's mother was embarrassed not to have had a free-spirited life like Finn's, so that helped to drive more of a wedge between the siblings. June also learns that Toby did not give Finn AIDS, because Finn was Toby's first love, and that Finn wanted June and Toby to take care of one another. At the same time, June and her sister, Greta, grow close again, as Greta comes to help June care for Toby as he dies. June's parents also come around to accept Toby in the end, and the Elbus family itself grows closer.

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