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Wild Bird
Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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In her most incisive and insightful book yet, Wendelin Van Draanen, award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped, offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom, but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp in the desert. 3:47 a.m. Thats when they come for Wren Clemmens. Shes 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 whove gone so far off the rails, their parents dont know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right. The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry cant put up a tent. And bitter wont start a fire. Wrens going to have to admit she needs help if shes going to survive. Advance praise for Wild Bird: "I read Wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heartand then mend it." Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival Praise for Wendelin van Draanens The Running Dream: [An] accessible and inspirational novel. The Horn Book Magazine Readers will truly feel whats it like to walk (or run) a mile (or 10) in Jessicas shoes. Booklist Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanens prose matches Jessicas at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story. Kirkus Reviews
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ambam1987
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Wild Bird is an emotionally-packed story involving a family desperate to save one of its beloved. Tough love leads to self-realization, identity, and maturity as the main character, Wren, finds her wings to fly. This book touches on substance abuse, shopping lifting, tough friendships and mental health. #youngadultfiction

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NashT
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Genre: Young adult ficiton, Adventure ficition
Date Started: Dec 13th, 2019
Date Completed: Dec 14th, 2019
How did you choose this book: I needed one last book to read to finish the milestone of reading 7 books. So I simple chose a random book that looked intreseting.
Summary: A troubled young girl steals, smokes, and drinks. Her parents have tried everything except one final soultion to help there daughters problems. Will it work?

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cclyon_13
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Wren, a teenager that has been taken to the desert so that she can learn how to handle her emotions. Wren struggles to make a fire so that she can move up from rabbit so that she can be with the other girls. Wild Bird is slow at first but picks up the pace as you get further into the book. I recommend this book to people who like suspense, mystery and adventure.

MissYaremcio Great work C.C.! Just remember to add a picture next time! 4mo
cclyon_13 @MissYaremcio thank you. I forgot my book at school so I couldn‘t 4mo
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anabelle.vanderwatt
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Wild bird is about the main character, Wren. And how she survives in the dessert. She gets sent to a camp by her parents to help with her behaviour, hoping when she gets back it will all be better. She meets new people. Works through her problems. She learns how to survive in the dessert, how to start a fire and ect. By the end of the book you can really see how she's changed.

I loved reading about wrens journey and would recommend reading it.

MissYaremcio I love your summary of the book Anabelle! You really nailed what the story is about! Make sure that when you are doing the Litsy assignments that you are including all elements of the assignment (you were missing the picture and the tone)! 5mo
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tak.ogita
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This book is about Wren who gets taken away from her parents and is forced to go to the desert with a group of people called the coyotes. They have limited resources and have to preserve their rations for several weeks. Everyone has their own job to do throughout the day. This book deals with struggles every teenager would face. If you like adventure books, you will probably enjoy this piece. (I haven't finished the book yet)

MissYaremcio Great review Tak! Another book I think I shall read! I see now how you had formatted this, thanks for the heads up in class! 5mo
MrsBabki I loved this book and was speechless when I found out what she did to get sent away. 5mo
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cclyon_13
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Wren, a middle school girl who gets taken in the middle of the night by “police”, they are taking her to an airport so that she can go to a camp in the middle of the desert

Cfischbuch Scounds like you‘re just getting started. 5mo
MrsBabki I loved this book! I couldn‘t believe what she did to finally get kicked out of her house and in treatment. 5mo
MissYaremcio Is this your post for the Litsy assignment? 5mo
MissYaremcio Remember for this assignment to include all of it‘s aspects!! You were missing the tone and the recommendation! 5mo
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mandi1082
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I've enjoyed this read. About a teen who decides to follow the wrong crowd and starts to make wrong choices. Parents are fed up and dont know what else to do, so they send her to a wilderness camp to hopefully help get her act together. It was a fun fast funny read.
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GondorGirl I have a cousin who was sent to one of these camps when we were teenagers. She said the book was surprising accurate to her experience. 9mo
mandi1082 @GondorGirl that is crazy... good to know how accurate it was! 9mo
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Addison_Reads
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Another recent YA audiobook that I really enjoyed.

Wren is a troubled teen whose parents have reached the end of their rope with her. She is sent off to a wilderness camp in #Utah to see if she can get herself together.

This is more a story about never giving up and realizing that no matter what mistakes you have made, take responsibility and start fresh. I definitely recommend this if you have an angsty teenager in your life.

#ReadingUSA2019

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KiaraP
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Im only a few pages in but so far sooooo good

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bookishkris
Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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February books read. One DNF. Two must-reads (Wild Bird and To Night Owl From Dogfish), four rereads, and the rest all had something to like, but ended up disappointing me somehow. Maybe March will be better in terms of more consistent quality.

Ashley_Nicoletto I just picked up To Owl From Dogfish and I‘m super excited about it. 12mo
bookishkris @Ashley_Nicoletto it‘s super good and really funny! 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 📖💖 12mo
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GondorGirl
Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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I'm sure there are people who want to spend their birthdays with lavish parties, or shopping sprees, or late nights at the bar. Me? I'm happy to spend mine listening to a new audio book and working on my bookish bullet journal. 🎂📚

#bulletjournal #BuJo

Tamra Sounds ideal to me. I keep trying to tell my husband & friends that. 😏 13mo
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Abby2
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I loved this. It was exciting and interesting. Great ya read.

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brooke.mcd05
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i wake up with a start. a nightmare about my parents, my texts, my brother hating me. i don‘t know where i am at first. it‘s dark. my nose is freezing. there‘s something hard next to me. it feels like...bones.

MrsBabki Nice pick! 1y
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Eggs
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#warriorworrier #septemberdanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja
Her name is Wren (though she hates that); the middle child in middle school. When she spirals into the darkness of addiction, her parents release her to a wilderness camp where she must face a quest...tired of her worries, will she survive as a desert warrior? Great prompt

Kalalalatja Great take on the prompt! 👏👏 1y
Eggs Thanks😍 @Kalalalatja 1y
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MuddyPuddle
Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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What a story!

I can‘t decide what the best part of this book was, but I know I really enjoyed all its “layers,” the way it unfolded, how the past was revealed in bits and pieces. And it was a truly believable story, both the bad stuff and the good stuff. Setting and description – wonderful. Characterization – also wonderful, getting to know the protagonist and all the side characters was pitch perfect. Plot - mesmerizing!

MuddyPuddle More books like this, please! 2y
Tanisha_A Great review! 2y
minkyb Definitely got my attention! 2y
dragondrool Adding this to my want to read pile. I loved The Running Dream. 2y
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Zbayardo
Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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A Texas Lone Star 2018 book. Great realistic fiction. Forced me to realize our preteens really do encounter some heavy duty issues in middle school. A definite recommendation for 8th.

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hes7
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Today's #bookhaul from a local used bookstore. And thanks to credits from selling a few books, I got to enjoy buying these books without actually paying for them. 😊 #TBR

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