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Posted December 29, 2012
This book is personally my favorite book in the whole world!! It's about 11 year
old ( sneaking up on twelve) Zoe, who gets abandoned by her dad and has a
mom who spends more time in mental hospitals than not. After being taken
care of by her moms many boyfriends and after her mom dies, she is sent to
live with her uncle Henry, a professional heart doctor and famous sculptor. At
first she thinks that all they have in common is their red hair and fiery attitudes,
but read farther into the book, and you'll see that they have much more in
common than they think. This book is amazing, from a cat she finds in Henry's
back yard to a wild boy and a white deer that live in the woods. "Wild Things" is
sure to keep you turning pages.
Posted December 3, 2009
Posted August 12, 2009
There's a man and a girl and an old feral cat who all learn to trust and love. There's a family made up of people who have chosen each other. There are hardships and discovery and forgiveness and friendships. There's art and following your spirit. And it made me cry. In a good way. I absolutely adore this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2009
In WILD THINGS, protagonist Zoe no longer trusts anyone. Both her parents have now left her; her father left at an early age, and now her mother, an irresponsible mother and slob, has died. As a result of her traumatic, unbelievably self-sufficient childhood, Zoe trusts only herself.
To begin, Zoe goes to live with her uncle, Dr. Henry Royster, a surgeon. In his house she finds massive sharp metal sculptures dangling in a room, as she finds out her uncle is a famed sculptor. Though reluctant to trust Henry because everyone else in her life has failed her, Zoe finds much in common with him, especially their equally broken hearts.
All the while, Zoe meets a cast of friendly, curious characters who are loyal to Henry and begin to mend her heart, along with a wise cat and a mystical boy in the nearby forest. Zoe's curiosity, as she explores the woods, leads to adventure, heroism, and more as she unmasks the boy's identity, defiles a local lie, and more through her Wild Spirit. The tale of WILD THINGS is a wondrous page-turner.
What a phenomenal debut book by Ms. Carmichael. Throughout the story, I was stunned by the depth of the characters, and how I truly connected with many of them. My favorite part was the added perspective of the narrative of the wild cat, which adds an excellent dimension to this book. Carmichael, inspired by her actual husband, also a metal artist, skillfully weaves this story and interesting characters together to create the masterpiece that is WILD THINGS.
A must-read for all readers!
Posted May 15, 2009