Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wildwood - Book Review

** I am currently taking a Young Adult literature course and I will be reading and reviewing several materials using a new format. This review follows a template given to me by my professor.**



Publication Information


Name: Christopher Jimenez Media Format: Book (ebook)
Title: Wildwook Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Author: Colin Meloy Selection Source: VOYA Perfect Tens 2011
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins Recommended Audience Age: 10-16
Reading Recommendation: 4 out of 5
Curriculum Connections: Leisure, Literature, Politics

Review

A murder of crows kidnap Prue's brother, and she sets out into the impassable wilderness to bring him back. Curtis, Prue's neighbor, follows her and takes part in the great adventure. Little do they know, they have just stumbled into the middle of major conflict which involves every member of Wildwood, regardless of their world view.

Evaluation

This novel explores the tested, important concept of belonging. Neither Prue nor Curtis feel like they belong in their world. Yet, throughout the course of this journey, they finally find a place where they belong. This concept is paramount to Teens. In addition, this novel serves as a commentary on various political systems. One can clearly see how each region of Wildwood is governed and evaluate how effective their form of government is.

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