Thursday, March 25, 2010

Into the Wild

Julie has been raised keeping the Wild under her bed and knowing that fairy tales are real.  After all, her mother is Rapunzel.  But now the Wild has escaped and is trapping people into fairy tale roles, Julie's mother included.  And it's up to Julie to rescue her mother and save the world from the Wild.
She couldn't walk into the Wild and intentionally use fairy-tale items.  She'd only be making things worse. p.76
I picked this up on the recommendation of Bookworm Nation and I'm glad I did.  It was a very cute book.  I liked the take on what would happen when the characters escape from their fairy tales and the idea that they are trapped there in an endless cycle.  It would be interesting to read the story of how they escaped.  That would make an excellent book. But the "what happens later" concept of this book was also fun.

Into the Wild was obviously written for a younger set than what I usually read.  It definitely has more of a kid's book feel to it.  It reminded me a lot of Labyrinth.  There are even some similarities in plotting and in the dénouement.  Julie is a fun and feisty character and I like how she used her difference from everyone else to help her mother.  And, of course, it was fun to see the fariy tale characters in real life and how they survived and what they became.  That was one of the main reason I liked this book.

Hogwarts: History of Magic
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  1. heheh, this sounds like a good book for the Once Upon a Time challenge too...

  2. I haven't heard of this book. Sounds like one I should check out to see if it would work for my students. BUT I was always afraid of the monster under my bed as a kid, so maybe it would scare me! :)

  3. Amanda - Yeah it would be :)

    Jill - Nah, it's not that scary. I'm was always a big fraidy cat too.

  4. I'll have to look into this one. I love the cover, its so simple and yet so pretty :)
    And just to let you know: I passed a couple awards over to you here

  5. Shantal - The covers are pretty great! Thanks for the awards.


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