Friday, February 20, 2009

Into the Wild and Out of the Wild


by Sarah Beth Durst


Into the Wild features the brave and lonely character of Julie, daughter of Rapunzel. Now most people have nightmares about scary things under their bed. For Julie, it isn't a nightmare. It's real. Welcome to the Wild.

This book was fun and entertaining. It was interesting to see how everyday fairytales were incorporated into the idea of a dangerous forest which controlled and created fairytales. The story was unique and remarkable; the views were insightful as readers could, for the first time, think about how fairytale characters might feel trapped in their own stories.

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Even better. That's what I have to say.

Sarah Beth Durst took the Wild to a higher step in Out of the Wild. I was truly skeptical of another story where the Wild goes out of control...again. However, this book really managed to retain the originality of Into the Wild while hosting a completely different story.

You see, Julie once again heads off on another adventure to save the world... but this time with her father, who just arrived from the Wild and doesn't really have a clue about the real world.

Out of the Wild was dramatic, suspenseful, funny, and as Michael Buckley (New York Times bestselling author) says, "Any book that mixes fire breathing dragons and Elvis Presley is a rare treat." :)

3 comments:

Q said...

And Sarah is just a really nice person.

stargazer100 said...

Oh, these books were such fun. :)I think I liked Out of the Wild the most.

Jess

elizabethcbunce said...

I *adored* INTO, but haven't had a chance to read OUT OF yet. And agreed: Sarah is The Nicest Person Ever.

~ecb