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Wild Bird Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB T to do with them any This is wilderness therapy camp The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter and blaming everyone but herself But angry can't put up a tent And bitter won't start a fire Wren's going to have to admit she needs help. Made me cry Loved it

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Wild Bird Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB If she's going to survive In her most incisive and insightful book yet beloved author Wendelin Van Draanen's offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who took a wrong turn and got lost but who may be able to find her way back again in the vast harsh dese. Wren is 14 and is hanging out with friends who do drugs and shoplift Her parents have tried everything and as the book opens she is dragged out of bed and taken to the airport to travel to a therapeutic wilderness programThis book follows the same pattern as similar stories I m familiar with Wild by Cheryl Strayed Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein and to a lesser degree This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes but I guess that s sort of the point Wren went from closed and angry and blaming others to gaining confidence and better insight into her choices and relationships Longer review on the blog on August 31Read of my reviews on JenRylandcom or check out my BookstagramI received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review

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Wild Bird Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 347 am That's when they come for Wren Clemens She's hustled out of her house and into a waiting car then a plane and then taken on a forced march into the desert This is what happens to kids who've gone so far off the rails their parents don't know wha. Richie s Picks WILD BIRD by Wendelin Van Draanen Random HouseAlfred A Knopf September 2017 320p ISBN 978 1 101 94044 0 You got a lotta nerveTo say you are my friend Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street 1965 We start near some green plants at the base of a rocky area and work our way up to a small pool of rainwater trapped in the rocks Since it s rainwater and pretty fresh you can just drink it she tells me The water we ll get from under the riverbed we have to filter and purify I m dying for a drink And I can see the water but the opening s not wide enough to dip a canteen or billypot inside She opens one of her cargo pockets and stretches out her length of plastic tubing Shall we Oh A strawI stick one end of mind down into the water and suck on the other What comes up is cool and clear It tastes feels wonderfulDvorka and I look at each other while we drink and I flash back to being a kid sharing a smoothie with my mother at the Juice Jive in the CityAll of a sudden my eyes are stinging and there s a lump in my throat and I can t drink anyDvorka stops drinking too You okay I nod and then shake my head and then nod againShe waits then says Want to talk about it I shake my head and go back to drinking concentrating on the end of my tube instead of looking at her She doesn t pry doesn t make me lie It almost makes me want to tell the truth Wendelin Van Draanen s WILD BIRD uickly captivated me with its humorous observations But it was the gradually revealed vulnerability pain and risk taking behavior of main character Wren Clemmens that made this a memorable can t put it down taleWren is a high school freshman who has already spent years smoking weed and drinking booze with Meadow an older girl she met in middle school Bit by bit we come to learn about the stunning incidents that made Wren s parents decide that they were out of options They fork out eight thousand dollars to have Wren involuntarily relocated into an eight week get it together teen wilderness therapy program in the middle of Nowhere Utah The story begins as Wren still wasted from the previous evening s escapades is awokened and taken away in the middle of the nightWren is forced to take long hikes learn how to make fires without matches or lighters dig latrines and live without her cell phone During these weeks of hard work and contemplation in the wilderness she comes to recognize that she s been repeatedly taken advantage of by her on again off again friend Meadow and by Nico the druggie high school senior whose bits of attention Wren has cherished Some of what Wren has been willing to do for Meadow s and Nico s approval is jaw dropping I m dying to get this book into the hands of some tween readers monitor their reactions to Wren s past behavior and learn what they imagine they d be willing to do for peer approval Sometimes it doesn t take much for what s dormant to bloom It takes Wren awhile to face up to her behavior but by the end of her eight week ordeal she gets there She also comes to confide in and bond with some of her fellow troubled teens and thereby begins to understand what real friendship is all aboutThe publisher age recommendation for WILD BIRD is the standard 12 and up category However given the story s lack of profanity and the absence of sexual behavior I d want to also made this one available to ten and eleven year old readers I ve known girls like Wren who were drinking and smoking weed by age twelve They and others could well be spared an experience like Wren s by reading this cautionary tale about the impact of picking the wrong friends Richie Partington MLISRichie s Picks

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  • Wild Bird
  • Wendelin Van Draanen
  • English
  • 13 September 2018
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