There goes, Mac! As Prue McKeel (13) is doing her chores, a flock of crows picks up her brother Mac and takes him into the Impassable Wilderness. Prue has to save her baby brother, and her friend Curtis is going to help. They are attacked by coyotes. Curtis is taken prisoner, and Prue escapes. Then she meets Postmaster General Richard who explains how the Wilderness works. He takes her to the South Woods and asks the leaders there if they will help Prue, They view her as a threat, and Prue is once again on her own. Where should she begin?
BTSYA / Teen Reader (15):
Wildwoood is a fantastical wonderland with many creative species and cultures. I like the way the story doesn’t shy away from the political side of the warring factions in the Impassable Wilderness. It also keeps the background simple enough to understand so that it doesn’t take away from the action and actually helps build some character development. I also liked how Prue and Curtis got separated and learned about the different factions and were able to stop the antagonist with the combined forces they created.
All in all, I think this a great book you might find yourself rereading before you go to bed. Wildwood teaches you that there are good people in bad places and vice versa. Because there is some violence, I recommend this book for ages 10 and up.
Talking animals, magic, and a not-so-black-and-white story of good v. evil will have readers turning page after page! Perfect pacing makes this a delightful bedtime story that is not too scary and can be shared with younger listeners.
This novel contains a bit of graphic content, including blood violence.
This is the first book in a magical fantasy set in Oregon.
As our reviewer notes, the story presents some interesting questions about good and evil. Though most readers just want to enjoy the story, so let them!
11 and Up
8 and Up
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 15
Borrow. Fun to read, but not so great that you will read it again.
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