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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clay Carmichael Narrator: Elizabeth Morton Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Celebrated by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Children's Book of the Year, Wild Things is Clay Carmichael's stunning debut novel. Following the death of her mentally ill mother, 11-year-old Zoë moves to North Carolina to live with her uncle, a metal sculptor named Henry. It doesn't take long for the sharp-tongued Zoë to warm to some of the town's eccentric residents, including a woods dwelling teenager, who helps Zoë in unexpected ways.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Grabert | 2/20/2014

    " For Ages 9-12 (an up!). Not only was this book awesome, like The Graveyard Book, it is suited for that nice tweener age group, but copies are available in the YA section, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 2/12/2014

    " Not sure what it is about this book that makes me like it so much but it is super good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krym | 2/9/2014

    " Secret Garden popped into my mind when I read this book because of the similarities in its plot and characters but this book is interesting in its own right. It is beautifully written and I simply love the part where the cat becomes the center of attention. However, I have some questions in the solitary existence and survival of the boy in the woods. I also think it is harsh and sad to reiterate in the story (but true) that some children are really better off without their negligent parents! But the way these issues were discussed was subtle in a way that it could easily reach young readers. For this and other more reasons, I will surely re-read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rush | 2/5/2014

    " This book is amazing, but so confusing. The style in which the book is written is very interesting. This is because Zoe, the main character, refer to people such as her mom and uncle with nicknames. This make the story slightly hard to follow. The storyline itself is very touching. This book is about Zoe, a girl who just lost her mother. Who she thinks is crazy. She is then forced to move in with Henry, her uncle she has never met. Thoughts of her mothers old boyfriends sometimes haunt her. The story is told from two points of view, through the eyes of Zoe and though the eyes of a stray cat. Through this book Zoe learns to like and trust her uncle and his friends. Though I wasn't really able to connect to this book like a did with the book Invisible Lines, I think it is a great book and is definitely worth reading. While starting this book, I didn't enjoy it all that much. However, and this point it the book it's starting to become more interesting and I can't wait to read more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy | 2/2/2014

    " A delightful gem of a book. Cousin Dave, I think you'd enjoy this book! Kurt and Kary read it and told me I had to read it, and I'm glad I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Lockett | 1/29/2014

    " "I'd hoped for better, Henry's being a heart doctor. A job like that, you'd think he might actually have a heart. " Eleven yr old Zoe goes to live with Uncle Henry when her mentally ill mother dies... Zoe is fearless and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa Hitchcock | 1/17/2014

    " Can't put it down!!!! Beautiful children's book for everyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/15/2014

    " How many quirky but loveable characters can you cram into one book? yawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/9/2014

    " A pretty good story about a troubled pre-teen girl who finds peace and security in a newly discovered uncle and his network of friends and neighbors. It was a very absorbing story--I read it in one long satisfying session yesterday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/27/2013

    " This book touches the heart. The chapters from the cat's perspective balance the story from 11 to 12-year-old Zoe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mac Nicholas | 11/30/2013

    " I absolutely LOVED this book. It really made me think and you had to really pay attention to understand the characters and the plot. Clay Carmichael used a really great style of characterization. At first, I was a little confused, but it all came together in the end. 5 STARS!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connelly's Class | 11/23/2013

    " Absolutely loved it! If you like this, read Pictures of Hollis Woods too. Mrc. C "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie | 11/15/2013

    " great characters. my only issue is with the somewhat awkward alternating chapters with the cat. but still a fabulous book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Llamalover | 11/8/2013

    " I actually really liked this book. I liked how the author had the perspective of the cat and how all the stories came together in the end. This was a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 4/29/2013

    " Such a wonderful story - it should almost be an adult book. Adult themes and adult growth in this young teenage character. I think this should be a must read for any 7th grade and up female teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances Wood | 1/5/2013

    " The most wonderful voice since Scout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Leddy | 7/31/2012

    " Such an inspiring story that shows what a child is capable of when given a nurturing environment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzan | 6/27/2012

    " LOVED this book!!! Loved the story and characters. Very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline Ogburn | 5/31/2012

    " Wonderful voice of both Zoe and the cat narrators. It was even better after I heard Clay read aloud, because then I could hear her voice as I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antoinette Botsford | 4/18/2012

    " I'll do it later. Wanted you to know that it matters much to me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/13/2012

    " I loved the characters in this book. Maybe a little too many of them thrown in with the result that they seem extraneous and the relationships themselves undeveloped. As if there were a sequel in the works or something. but still...there's something about a motherless child... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pammie | 11/3/2011

    " Loved this book--written for young adults but highly readable and enjoyable for adults. Great dialog, complex characters, and an unpredictable storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/28/2011

    " I love the voice in this book be it Zoe who trusts no one or the feral cat who gives insights into the past - well crafted, fast paced "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 4/17/2011

    " Way too much going on and too many characters for my taste..good basic idea though. Sorry, not wild about Wild Things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon | 4/12/2011

    " Book about a girl who starts out as not trusting anyone, but learns to trust her step-uncle. Or half-uncle. I forget. <3 <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 4/9/2011

    " Zoe has become wild in her quest to survive. She fits right in at her uncle's place with wild things roaming the woods. She and her uncle both have to let down their hard protective armor and become a family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 3/28/2011

    " A pretty good story about a troubled pre-teen girl who finds peace and security in a newly discovered uncle and his network of friends and neighbors. It was a very absorbing story--I read it in one long satisfying session yesterday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 3/21/2011

    " Well-written but kind of slow... Audience? I can see it as an award book no one picks up? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 3/6/2011

    " I love this book. Beautiful writing, wonderful story. This is a book that I will remember and think of and recommend to very special readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/18/2011

    " I loved this book. Unique storytelling, compelling characters, great relationships. "

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