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The Wild Things

Eggers, Dave

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Wild Things
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Facing trouble at home with his father gone and his mother and sister uninterested in him, Max runs away from home during an argument only to end up in the island of the Wild Things. Soon Max becomes the king of the island. But things get complicated when Max realizes his subjects want as much from him as he wants from them.
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781934781616
1934781614
9781934781630
1934781630
Branch Call Number: FICTION EGGERS 2009
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,22 cm

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Facing trouble at home with his father gone and his mother and sister uninterested in him, Max runs away from home during an argument only to end up in the island of the Wild Things.


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“The Wild Things” follows the adventures of Max, a young boy with a troubled home life. Max’s sister no longer loves him, and his mother and her new boyfriend tend to forget about him. After a fight with his mother’s boyfriend, Max dons his wolf costume and runs away. He finds a small boat, and after pushing off from shore, ends up on a far-away island filled with monsters dubbed, ‘The Wild Things’. The creatures make Max their new king, but Max soon figures out that ruling an island and keeping every monster happy is not as easy as it sounds.
This novel is based off of Maurice Sendak’s picture book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. “The Wild Things” is a much darker, twisted take on the classic picture book, but still maintains the childlike vibe of the original tale. The characters of “The Wild Things” are all written uniquely, each with their own quirks, personality, and flaws. Max, however, is a brat, and readers will dislike him at the beginning of the novel. However, as the story continues, he goes through major character development and learns to act more mature. The island where the novel takes place is an interesting setting, as it is very similar to our world, yet completely different. The plot itself is an expansion on ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, but is interesting and clever, and has no ‘slow moments’.
Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “The Wild Things”. It is a rather dark novel that still maintains a childlike innocence to it, making it an unique, one-of-a-kind book. “The Wild Things” is recommended for ages thirteen and up, and would be a good essay book or ‘book talk’ book. Readers can look between the lines of the novel and find symbolism and hidden meanings.

Dec 28, 2013
  • jtkretzschmar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really fun book. I wasn't aware that it followed the children's book 'Where the Wild Things are', so I inadvertently read a YA novel; it brought the magic of a childhood novel that I greatly enjoyed to life.

Aug 25, 2012
  • mitzifulo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i reccomend this wondeful book.

Feb 21, 2011
  • lordvoldemort rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is really good! I personally really enjoyed it! If you liked the movie you should read this book!

This is the incorrect book cover - this cover is for Zeitoun, also by Eggers. Not The Wild Things!

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