The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
The Wilderness War
Publisher: Oxford University Press
For Noah and his friends, the summer normally means six glorious weeks of freedom to spend in 'The Wilderness': an empty, overgrown lot in front of their houses. When a 'For sale' sign is put up, they are forced to abandon their plans and spend the entire holiday waging war on the developers. But will it be enough to save their special hideaway, or is it doomed to be turned into an apartment block?
This sweet story looks at the importance of nature in our lives, and how easy it is to overlook in an age of television, computers and mobile phones. Noah and his friends are plucky and adventurous, standing up to adults and machines in order to save what they love. It is an enjoyable tale of friendship, bravery and hope.