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Wild Boy
Wild Boy | Rob Lloyd Jones
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Murder mystery meets carnival flair in a rollicking Victorian adventure centered on a boy with a unique appearance and unique gifts. In the seedy underworld of Victorian London, a boy is born and abandoned. Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmeslike deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him or against him? Readers will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.
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Quick Blurb: London, 1841. A circus. A hidden society. And a hated boy covered in fur, that can make Sherlockian deductions. When Wild Boy is accused of murder, his skills are put to the test.

Loved this one. It really had that gritty, Deckensian London vibe and the mystery kept me guessing thoughout!

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Wild Boy | Rob Lloyd Jones
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Yay birthday presents from my sister @CymbaX13, parents and my fiancé @Jackal121. Love you all thank you ❤️📚🎂 and yes @Jackal121 I'm keeping the personal message as a bookmark haha.

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Boy was I glad to reach the end of this book. Believing that it was an adult book and would be an intriguing Victorian detective novel. I soon felt that I was reading a book for a young adult. As the story progressed I thought perhaps it was written for a young teenager. Come the end I felt the writing was for someone even younger. A child may find this book likeable and exciting but I certainly didn't.

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Received this book as a Christmas present from my daughter.

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