Cade, a teen raised alone in the wilderness, is thrust into civilization in this modern retelling of Tarzan.
No one knows the forest better than Cade, who has spent his entire life there, foraging, hunting, and surviving. Raised to believe no one else is left in the world, he is shocked when he encounters Dara, a modern girl on a camping trip in his woods. And when an accident forces him back into society with her, he begins to question his entire life. Together, Cade and Dara attempt to handle their newfound celebrity as the media closes in. But the truth of Cade's past might be too much for either of them.
Alex Mallory's action-packed and romantic tale is told from both Cade's and Dara's point of view and is perfect for fans of contemporary and dystopian YA as well as classic survival stories such as Hatchet, Lord of the Flies, and Tarzan.
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Alex Mallory was born and raised in the Midwest. A big fan of reading, history, camping, and competitive M&M sorting, Alex once crossed a dilapidated train trestle in the middle of the night, two hundred feet above the Wabash River, in a futile attempt to prove her love to someone who had no idea she existed. (1) She lived to tell about it, (2) it didn't work, and (3) she doesn't recommend it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) 16-year-old Cade lives in the forest; his parents are dead, and he believes that there are very few surviving humans on the planet due to the virus that caused his mother to hide them in the woods. When a girl and boy (Dara and Josh) come camping in the forest, Cade is intrigued by the fact that they don’t seem to be sick. Is it true that there are few surviving humans left? And will Cade always live in the forest? This was an okay story, but I felt that it was quite slow, and not a lot happened. Dara was an okay character, but she did seem to like sticking her nose in where it wasn’t wanted! It was admirable how she tried to help Cade, but I didn’t really see how they could ever really be together if Cade didn’t want to leave the forest. The storyline was okay, but considering how long this book was, not a lot happened! The story was pretty slow, and it seemed to go on, and on, with very little actually happening in terms of plot development. There was some romance, but it was pretty thin on the ground really. A couple of times a friend calls Cade Dara’s ‘boyfriend’, but nothing ever happens between the pair. The ending was okay, but again, not a lot happened before we got there, and the ending was fairly tame. We didn’t get a solid happily-ever-after, and it’s left to the readers imagination to consider what might happen between the pair (if anything) in the future. Overall; quite a slow story, and not very much happened, 6.5 out of 10.