Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren [ARC Review]

51zmraeqzql-_sx321_bo1204203200_Title: Gone Wild
Author: Jodi Lundgren
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: James Lorimer & Co
Date published: August 1, 2016 (re-published)
Format: E-book
Page Count: 95
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryBullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother’s boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant and, instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter, they find the strength to take control of their own lives.

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Being Canadian myself, I was very excited to find a book which is set in British Columbia (Canada) on NetGalley.

I scrambled to request the title, and I really looked forward to getting to this book on my TBR list. By the time I was able to open this book on my Kobo (my very Canadian e-reader, haha), I had already stumbled across a few ratings and reviews for this book…and things were not looking good. Even so, I tried to forget about these other impressions, so that my own impression would not be coloured by them. I really wanted those other reviewers to be wrong…

I really wanted to love and rave about this book!

gone-wildWhen I worked up the courage to start reading, I found the writing to be okay, although not in the least impressive. There were no grammatical errors, or strange phrasing, but the writing was just mediocre. Gone Wild is written in the present tense, third person, and I find that I don’t entirely like this combination. Mind you, I never like writing which is present tense, as it tends to make me disconnect from the story.

I do like third person though! But even so, I found the story to be bland overall, and I think that the only reason why I finished the book, is because it’s 95 pages long (or my e-book version was, anyway), and because I wanted to know what happens. I connected to the two main characters only a little, but I suppose it was enough for me to continue reading in order to find out whether they would be okay or not.

When I got to the end of the book, I was relieved, not so much because of the story ended, but rather because I had finished the book. It sounds terrible, but it’s the truth. While there was some satisfaction for me in how the story wrapped up, I think that it could have been entirely more satisfying.

The setting and how it was described was the only part of this book for which I have no negative comment. I loved that this book was set in Canada, and that its main focus was the trail on which the majority of the story takes place. It really made me want to fly over to BC, and hike the trail myself!

Overall, I would say that I liked it (barely), but that I was more disappointed than anything else. And I also think that I’m being generous with the rating which I’ve given it.


About the Author:

You can find out more about Jodi Lundgren, as well as the trail featured in the book, and other other books at: www.jodilundgren.com


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THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ Gone Wild BY Jodi Lundgren? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOWCOME?

LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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5 thoughts on “Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren [ARC Review]

    • Flavia says:

      I hope so too! I may have to actively look for one, so that it can replace my experience with this one. And thank you! 🙂 Also thanks for your comment!

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    • Flavia says:

      Yeah it was short, which was good for me, because I got it over with quickly, but a bad choice on the author’s part because she could have fit a lot more in. She didn’t really break the surface when it came to plot and character, so it was all very superficial. 😦 I’m sad…haha

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