The Wolf Wilder
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On one hand, the sense of adventure was brilliant and I loved the atmosphere with the harsh weather and Feo being connected to the wolves.
Only two and a half of the chapel walls were still standing, and the roof had long ago crumbled onto the mosaic floor below. General Rakov is so far off the charts as a foaming at the mouth, bloodthirsty, fire-loving caricature that he can't even count as a legitimate character.Author Katherine Rundell brilliantly captures the wildness of childhood, and the bravery required to get through it. So let this story of a fierce, independent, stubborn, determined girl who runs with the wolves be all the motivation you need to go out there and make a change.
I really liked the character of Feo because of her determination to save her mother and the way she never stopped trying, even when it seemed impossible to carry on. The wilding of animals is a real thing: there is a programme in Zimbabwe, not far from where Katherine spent part of her childhood, where tame lions are taught to feed themselves. Through (almost all) fairytales we’re taught that wolves are the most ruthless, vicious and cold killers in the forest.Indeed, the prose is lyrical, intelligent and wise and I was immediately swept along on the perilous adventure, my heart racing as Feo journeys across Russia, wishing I had a family of wolves by my side. This book made me feel mixed emotions; sadness because of the unfortunate events that occurred along the journey; excitement and joy as Feo got closer and closer to meeting her goal; suspense â€“ would Rakov find Feo and punish her? The wolves were often overfed and mistreated by their owners, and when they got too big, bothersome, or dangerous to be kept as pets any longer, they were sent to wolf wilders to release back into the wilderness, since in Russian folklore it is considered bad luck to kill a wolf. This book held my attention from the first page, so much so that I read a huge chunk of it in one sitting (50%!
It had taken her a whole month to make each ski, whittling them every evening and smoothing them with grease.chortle, chortle) it has the same kind of unconventional and bold heroine as Rooftoppers, the same killer prose, but it has much more depth. And, at the tender age of twelve, this girl and her half-tame friends would go on to lead a revolution.