Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wild Song - Review

Welcome back! It's time for a new review. I got this book from the publisher via NETGALLEY. It was quite good.

Wild Song
by Jane Eagland
Wild Song
Living in a creaking castle on a remote, windswept island off Scotland, Anna has never known anyone other than her father, his assistant and their two servants.
She is kept away from books, pictures and other children by her father, a mathematical genius, who is slowly losing his mind.
Then one wild stormy day a boy washes up on the shore, a boy who will change her whole world and make her question everything she has ever believed in.
With her eyes opened to life outside of the island Anna soon realises that someone close to her is determined to destroy what is left of her father’s fragile sanity.
Determined to protect him Anna faces her fears and, with the help of her new-found friend, breaks free from her isolation.

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MY REVIEW.
 
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wild Song is a short historical fiction. Ideal for younger kids and according to the publisher a book created specifically for reluctant or dyslexic readers. I have to say that it's really important to create and publish stories for those audiences. Saying this, this is a fast and interesting reading.

Anna has lived all her life on the island, dreaming about going away and exploring the world. One day a mysterious guy appears at the shore and he will be the key to put her fate in motion.

Being a short story it moves very fast and we get to know little about the characters. However, it is quite engaging and exciting. It is a book with likeable characters, a good atmosphere with a bit of mystery and intrigue.

Considering that is a book for young kids I can say that is a good story and recommendable for them. Its intensity grows page by page and it is quite engaging. My only complaint would be the end… why the cliffhanger? Well, maybe there is a book two on its way.

Overall, this is a good written book, well planned and with a lovely cover. If you read it you have to consider that it's a book for younger kids, it's a short story and it's for people with reading difficulties, if you don't remember all this you may end up disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. I'll pass. I have so much on my pile as it is. Thanks for the info. :-)

    Anna from http://emaginette.wordpress.com

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