The Wolf Wilder

(5 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Review

Feo and her mother live in the snowy woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feo's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training: a person who teaches tamed animals to be wild again, to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run.

When the corrupt Russian Army threatens her wolves and arrests her mum, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. With her wolves by her side, she sets off on a daring, exciting and sometimes scary journey through the snow to St Petersburg, pursued by an evil general who's determined to kill Feo's wolves and stop her at all costs.

The Wolf Wilder is full of wonderful and memorable characters, but none so much as Feo herself, who is determined, a little bit wild and fiercely independent. Author Katherine Rundell brilliantly captures the wildness of childhood, and the bravery required to get through it. It's a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.

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