Monday, October 31, 2016

Crown Review #15 - Going Wild

Going Wild - Lisa McMann

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: Going Wild, #1
Length: 384 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona…and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant—and that’s just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers. So Charlie is forced to put her trust in new friends to help her uncover the surprising truth behind the mysterious bracelet.

Another amazing book with amazing adventures by Lisa McMann. Perfect for Middle Grade Students, Fun for All Ages!

In Going Wild, tells the tale of Charlie Wilde and what happens after he family's move to Arizona. She discovers a bracelet with her name on after going through her belongings after settling into their new home. Assuming its one of those sport bracelets well-known athletes wears, she puts it on and quickly discovers there is something mysterious about it. In the search with her friends, they set out to discover the abilities behind the bracelet, and the history behind it for what it really is. 

The Author
I picked this book because of the author obviously. I was first introduced to Lisa McMann by reading the entire The Unwanteds series and the first Wake book in the respective series. There is always something intriguing about her books, and always something creative. When this book was announced, it was already on my list to read. I even had it on pre-order to get it as soon as possible the it came out. 

Originality Twist
So you probably have seen some story about animals and humans having abilities have certain animals. You would probably think that this book isn't original, just another story playing along with these animal super abilities. However, I believe these story has an original spun to it and felt original as I read along. 

Wonderful Characters and Personalities
This was not a story where there was character that didn't have much personality to them or even having a little backstory to them. All the character had different personalities that stood them apart from each other, but went well with each other. Each character stood apart from each other and how there own time to shine in the story.

This book was just another one of an amazing job well done. The only part I wished there was more of was the bracelet. Although the bracelet was a main point of the story and a lot of information was told about it, there was just only two parts that I wished were explain more or experienced more. It didn't seem that it was used a lot or had enough time in the story. I just hope these two key details are going to be used more in the next book. 

Overall, I could tell that this book is the perfect book for students in the middle-grade, but could also be a good book for all ages, even for families to share and read together.

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