In un mondo dove gli animali non esistono più, colpiti da una misteriosa epidemia all’apparenza senza cura, anche Kester Jaynes, 12 anni, a volte è convinto di non esistere. Kester ha perso la parola dalla morte della sua mamma ed è rinchiuso a Spectrum Hall, un terribile istituto rieducativo per ragazzi problematici. Dovrebbe essere un aiuto per lui, ma vivere recluso in quel posto assurdo semmai può solo aggravare la sua già difficile situazione, e Kester sta via via convincendosi che, anche se non capisce che cosa, c’è sicuramente qualcosa di sbagliato, di molto sbagliato in lui. Così il giorno in cui Kester sente la richiesta d’aiuto… di uno scarafaggio, teme di essere impazzito del tutto. E invece è tutto vero: gli animali gli parlano e quel che è meglio, lui è in grado non solo di capirli, ma anche di parlare con loro. Quando nella sua camera a Spectrum Hall plana uno stormo di piccioni per portarlo via, verso una terra lontana, dove c’è bisogno di lui, inizia per Kester la più incredibile delle avventure…
- ISBN: 8867155199
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 294
Wow, The Last Wild is the single most mindbogglingly imaginative, creative and artistically confounding book I've ever had the fortune to read. To read my full review, please click here . This novel seriously knocked me for a loop; it was so cryptic - highlights included me getting irrationally attach Leggi tutto
I was hooked on Piers Torday’s best-selling The Last Wild before I even started reading Chapter One. And the reason? There’s a MAP before the story starts – and every great adventure book has a map. There’s a majestic stag on the Valley of Rock, a pigeon fluttering near The Ring of Trees and a Shini Leggi tutto
Für ein Kinder-/Jugendbuch eine sehr schöne Geschichte mit ein paar Längen und Ungereimtheiten, aber trotzdem kurzweilig. Der Cliffhanger am Ende hat mich jetzt nicht so unruhig zurückgelassen, dass ich auch noch den zweiten und den dritten Teil unbedingt lesen muss. Vielleicht irgendwann einmal. Leggi tutto
This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.me . == THE LAST WILD is a whimsical tale, the story of a boy discovering his voice. It reminded me a little of THE LITTLE PRINCE, , maybe because of the cover and chapter heading illustrations, and because like that book, THE LAST WILD can be read on Leggi tutto
This book was oddly dark and depressing for middle grade. Think Lord of the Flies meets Station Eleven. The setting is a post-apocalyptic world where most of the animals have died of a disease. All crops are destroyed and the surviving human population live in fenced communities eating only formula
My 10 year old avid reader needed a right level book without too much YA content. Our local bookstore recommended The Last Wild. Intrigued by the plot, I read it with her. We both then recommended it to my mother. I speak now for three generations of animal lovers who raced right through, enjoying e Leggi tutto
It was a very cosy book and I'm excited to read the following two! An intriguing adventure, surely for younger ages but I still enjoyed it. Will be a great contrast to books I will read following!
I've been a bit quiet recently because 6 weeks ago I gave birth to a lovely baby girl called Wren. Throughout my pregnancy and early weeks of being a new mum I was very distracted and found it much harder to find the time to read. This is a particular shame as obviously I adore reading. I am determin Leggi tutto
I came to 'The Last Wild' a little blindly. I was conscious that it was a Carnegie nominee for 2014 and that I'd seen a lot of positive talk online about it. And that was pretty much it, and now that I have finished it, I am wondering how best to phrase my feelings about this painterly, immense book Leggi tutto
Summary: Told in 6 parts, this tale looks at Kester Jaynes, a troubled boy that is locked up in a home. In his world, animals do not exist. When a cockroach starts talking to him and he is able to communicate back, he thinks he has truly lost his mind. Regardless, he listens to the small group of ani Leggi tutto
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