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Wild Children Paperback – April 10, 2017
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Was looking for a easy read the title Wild Children caught my eye.
Post Nuclear, Chemical War
Strictly enforced Popuation Control
Unwanted children exiled to the polluted zones survive or die
Worth reading the story has a good flow interesting characters,good story line.
Were DOES Ross go next if and when she writes a book 2?. A new utopia or unite and cause havoc on the society that exiled them.
The book follows one group from orphanage to abandonment and what happens to them after as they try to survive. In that group is one boy whose mother, Rebecca, wanted to keep him and who has never given up hope of somehow finding him. She's a reporter and the book also follows her as she gets involved with a professor who develops a drug that could change the world. And there is the President of the Island who's really only interested keeping himself and his family rich and in power.
I really enjoyed the book. I'm a few months away from having my second child, so it was easy to relate to Rebecca and to root for the abandoned kids. I was especially pleased to find that women and girls were not just secondary characters or afterthoughts but played important roles throughout the book. Another thing I liked was that there was not a lot of violence.
The book is easy to read and it's easy to follow what's happening. When I finished it, I wanted to know more about the children and what happens in their lives. Fortunately, there is a paragraph after the end that mentions a sequel, so I may get my wish.
Frankly, when a racial component was introduced in one of the book's chapters, I almost put the book down, as a racial or racist element wasn't necessary. As it happens, this wasn't dwelt upon and I'm glad I made my way through it.
I highly recommend this book and can't wait for Chapter 2!
Note: I received a digital copy of the book in exchange for this review.