Out of the Wild

Out of the Wild

by Sarah Beth Durst

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Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst

Beware the Wild—it bites. Ever since Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairytale world of the Wild, life’s been pretty much back to normal. That is, as normal as life can be for a girl whose mom is Rapunzel. Yes, that Rapunzel. Then the Wild mysteriously releases Zel’s prince (Julie’s dad!)—a rescue-minded hero who crashes full-speed ahead into the 21st century! (YOU try teaching a 500-year-old prince to use a seatbelt.) Julie’s over the moon, but when a wicked Fairy Godmother kidnaps Sleeping Beauty and reawakens the Wild, Julie and her dad set off on an action-packed adventure to save the distressed damsel… and the world. If they can’t, they’ll spend eternity in a fairytale.

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ISBN-13: 9781440634062
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/19/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 489,122
File size: 638 KB
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Sarah Beth Durst grew up in Northboro, MA, a town in central Massachusetts which (she claims) was temporarily transformed into a fairy-tale kingdom for several days in 1986. These events later inspired her novel, INTO THE WILD, as well as her paralyzing fear of glass footwear.Sarah has been writing fantasy stories since she was ten years old. She holds an English degree from Princeton University and currently resides in Stony Brook, NY, with her husband and daughter.

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Out of the Wild 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Life is starting to get back to what Julie Marchen is used to. The Wild is safely contained and back under her bed. Most of the fairytale characters, and the humans who took their places for a time, seem to be readjusting as well as can be expected. Until everything changes.

While attempting to escape from P*** and Boots, one of the Three Blind Mice gets sucked into The Wild, and Julie and her mother expect the worst. Instead of growing larger, The Wild spits out Julie's dad!

Julie is thrilled and her mother is just plain shocked. Everything will be perfect now! Except for her dad constantly running out to rescue damsels in distress, and his inability to function under the radar in the regular world, and his refusal to trust Julie's grandmother. (So what if she used to be evil? She's not anymore!)

Apparently there's a difference between choosing to escape from The Wild and being forcibly removed from it. And it's beginning to seem like The Wild knew what it was doing. Every time Prince, the name Julie's dad chose for himself, performs a fairytale-like act (which would be just about everything he does), The Wild grows.

Now it's up to Julie and some strange, some new, mostly completely unexpected friends to save the world. Again.

I loved this book even more than the last title, INTO THE WILD! This one is non-stop from page one. I felt almost breathless reading it! And nearly as exhausted at the end as I imagine Julie was. As unreal, and hilarious, as pretty much all of the situations are, you still feel like you're right there experiencing all of it.

Happily ever after is a dangerous concept.
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