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Wild Children Paperback – April 10, 2017
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Well, first of all, I must say, disappointed I wasn't. The story is extremely well written and it flowed wonderfully for me, so much so that I often found myself reading well into the nights. The characters are lovely, believable, delightfully human with their strengths and faults. Rebecca's situation had me shivering - a mother in me simply couldn't deal with the mere thought of her terrible dilemma! But the strong woman that she was, beside my sympathy, she earned plenty of respect from me as the story went. I hope there is more of her in the following books.
Ben Gray was another of my favorite characters, having inherited some of his admirable traits from his mother, I suppose. Other characters evidently saw in him what we the readers sensed as well, a perfectly reliable person to follow despite his relatively young age, even as mere children back in the orphanage. I admit questioning some of his decisions toward the end, though. Another favorite of mine was Raven. What a girl!I hope to meet her in the sequels as well.
All in all, besides being a wonderfully entertaining, readable and enjoyable story, Wild Children raise many important questions, mirroring where any human society can end up if the regular structures collapse overnight due to war or any other such disaster even in perfectly democratic society. I love how this story makes one think and reflect, and can't wait for the next book to come out!
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.
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.