Wild Bird

Wild Bird

Book - 2017
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When her behavior escalates out of control, fourteen-year-old Wren is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp where she is forced to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101940457
Branch Call Number: FICTION (TEEN) Van Draanen, Wendelin
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 20, 2019

Great realistic fiction fit for parents understanding teens behind the scenes and for teens opening their eyes to the realities of a life controlled by drugs. Fabulous read. Gripping. Wished it kept going! :)

Apr 15, 2018

Completely breathtaking, from start to finish. I was carried with her through all of her frustrations and my spirit soared with her triumphs. The last line gave me CHILLS. Beautiful, inspiring, freeing!

LPL_RebeccaR Apr 08, 2018

Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert to turn your life around? The power of nature to transform? Feel like you might have read this one before? Not from this author! Award winning author, Wendelin Van Draanen, presents this delightfully readable yet extraordinarily insightful story of 14-year- old, Wren, whose life has slipped into total disaster one small step at a time. Unable to connect with any aspect of her former life, she is forced into a heartbreaking reckoning with herself about who she really was and who she really wants to be.

Mar 02, 2018

I discovered this book by chance, liked the premise, and checked it out on a whim.
All I can really say is wow.
I’ve read a few of Wendy Van Draanen’s works, but this is the first one I’ve truly enjoyed. I loved Wren, her friends and family, and the way the background was revealed bit by bit as Wren seemed to become more comfortable. I read this book in one sitting (it’s just long enough) and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good read.

DPLpaigeone Oct 10, 2017

Van Draanen’s latest young adult novel is honest and filled with hate, love, storytelling, understanding and togetherness.


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Jun 25, 2019

orange_fish_69 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jun 20, 2019

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DPLpaigeone Oct 10, 2017

When 14-year-old Wren wakes up from a hangover to her worst reality where she’s sent to a wilderness survival camp, she is beyond angry. Wren screams, blaming everyone but herself. How is she supposed to do everything on her own - putting up a tent, finding water and building a fire? She’s mad and hurt, making the first days of her eight-week rehab the hardest. How could her family do this to her? Through time, Wren finally learns she needs help in order to survive in Utah. But will she want to go home?


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