2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

REVIEW for The Last Wild Place

A big thank you goes out to Fitzhenry & Whiteside for sending this book along to me!

TITLE: The Last Wild Place

AUTHOR: Rosa Jordan


RATING: 4 Stars

Fitzhenry & Whiteside have some of the most beautiful YA-Tween books out on the market today.

I like that their books, always an enjoyable read, also feature important social messages and The Last Wild Place is no exception.

Author Rosa Jordan has created a cute and adorable character in Chip. Chip is lonely, he does not have many friends (or so he thinks) and he feels abandoned by a family that is dealing with their own stuff. One day, Chip comes across an abandoned farm and discovers some panthers have made it their own - they look as sad, lonely and out of their element as he does. He soon discovers, however, that the panthers have other troubles - for one, they are being threated by a company that wants to build a meatpacking plant. Chip can`t let this happen and what follows is an absolutely beautifully written story about a child`s love for animals AND a story of self-discovery for Chip.

I cried as I read this book - its so moving that I wanted to crawl into the storyline and help Chip do what needed to be done.

This book is very poignant and I loved the message that it sends - you are NEVER alone when you are helping someone else.

This book is a beautiful read.

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