Book: The Wild Book
Author: Margarita Engle
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Mar. 20, 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Source: ALA 2012
I typically enjoy Margarita Engle books and this was no exception. I like how Engle weaves an engaging story through verse and while still being deeply rooted in a historical setting. Even though The Wild covers a variety of topics, I thought Engle balanced it well. It was interesting to read about a girl struggling with dyslexia and I enjoyed seeing how she overcame it, all the while saving her family in the process as well. I liked this book. I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites, but if you’re looking for a poetic narrative I might recommend this one. Fans of Engle won’t be disappointed.