Where The World Turns Wild (Where the World Turns Wild, 1)
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pacing. I felt like this was quite a slow book. The chapters are short but the content is long. We were nearly halfway through the book before they even began their journey. One thing that particularly strikes me about this book is the number of links that can be made to other stories. From classics such as The Secret Garden and The Snow Queen– that are specifically referenced to the plots of Hansel and Gretel and The Jungle Book which can be inferred. Comparisons with more contemporary novels such as Fuzzy Mud, How to Bee, The Middler and Where the River Runs Gold could be made. Similarities with YA fiction and film such as The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner are also evident. When scientists discover that the siblings’ blood holds the secret to surviving in the outdoors, their lives are endangered. They are left with no choice but to run. They set out for Ennerdale, the half-remembered home of their infancy.
I kept wondering if the reason given to people for Portia Steel’s absence was a cover up for her having succumbed to the disease herself, or maybe that was just wishful thinking on my part. I’m also wondering what became of Annie Rose, Ms Endo and Etienne, and hoping for the best. Well the answers are just as fascinating. Most of the humans it seems readily accept this new way of life, and the story quite cleverly shows us how they are effectively indoctrinated and made to accept this as the new normal. Some of them just don't fit in though, they feel the need for the wild deep inside them. This is where Juniper and Bear, our main characters, come in. I liked the writing style. Nicola Penfold is very clear with her writing and her descriptions of nature are quite beautiful and vivid.Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing - I also really enjoyed how Penfold introduced more complex vocabulary, both through Juniper and Bear's clever word game (which I'm determined to start playing with my daughter) and Juniper's memory of the old dictionary she read. Well the answers are just as fascinating. Most of the humans it seems readily accept this new way of life, and the story quite cleverly shows us how they are effectively indoctrinated and made to accept this as the new normal. Some of them just don't fit in though, they feel the need for the wild deep inside them. This is where Juniper and Bear, our main characters, come in. I felt that the depiction of the new society was really well done. Most of it we see from the child's perspective and obviously focuses on school life, but you can really see how control and influence happens in dystopian regimes at a very early age, which isn't something you actually see that often in this kind of fiction. That image of someone young growing up within such a regime is really quite a powerful one.
I am loving the recent trend towards more middle-grade dystopian fiction as dystopian YA and science fiction has long been favourites of mine. Content warnings include bullying, gun violence, injury and death of people and animals, and mention of mental health. Nicola Penfold’s Where the World Turns Wild is a journey between extremes of grey and green, propelled by a bold and timely concept, and written with sharp, intelligent prose. A truly heartfelt and very striking novel.” Darren Simpson, author of ScavengersLoveReading4Kids exists because books change lives, and buying books through LoveReading4Kids means you get to change the lives of future generations, with 25% of the cover price donated to schools in need. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Brilliant, just absolutely brilliant. This was such a well written, entertaining book. I loved Bear and Juniper so much , completely engaging characters and story, really makes you stop and think along the way while you read. Junipers narrative throughout the book is so wonderful, a steady level voice most can relate to, mature but not so much teenagers won’t find her relatable, this book is just so captivating. All the characters even minor ones are a delight and it’s such a moving tale. Highly recommended and I think, hopefully this should receive lots of focus, attention and awards, it deserves them.
The wild is a beautiful place but it is also a brutal one. It is a place where survival plays out on a daily basis and every living thing is in some danger. Not to mention the drones that follow them from the city. With so much up against them, will they ever make their way home? Children's stories about the environment, and particularly the aftermath of ecological disaster, is topical and important. Where the World Turns Wild is a stark imagining of the climate crisis, and the colossal human loss that could come from ignoring it. There are a lot of dark aspects to this story and it leaves you with a lot to think about. I haven't been able to stop worrying about Juniper and Bear's world since I finished. This is a novel that will touch the hearts of young readers and encourage them to fight for their future.The authors message told through the children about what possibly could be the future if people don’t stop and think about the treatment of the planet was very thought provoking. Juniper Greene lives in a walled city from which nature has been banished, following the outbreak of a deadly man-made disease many years earlier. While most people seem content to live in such a cage, she and her little brother Bear have always known about their resistance to the disease, and dream of escaping into the wild. To the one place humans have survived outside of cities. To where their mother is. Juniper and Bear have been brought up in a walled city, with nature barred from the built up area after an outbreak of a man-made disease. Not even a blade of grass can grow within the stones of the city. But Juniper and Bear remember the Wild and dream of escaping.