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This week I am spotlighting Wild by Alex Mallory. I was intrigued by the idea of a modern retelling of Tarzan of the Apes. Here is the description of this July 8 release:
Cade, a teen raised alone in the wilderness, is thrust into civilization in this modern retelling ofTarzan.Beginning:
No one knows the forest better than Cade, who has spent his entire life there, foraging, hunting, and surviving. Raised to believe no one else is left in the world, he is shocked when he encounters Dara, a modern girl on a camping trip in his woods. And when an accident forces him back into society with her, he begins to question his entire life. Together, Cade and Dara attempt to handle their newfound celebrity as the media closes in. But the truth of Cade's past might be too much for either of them.
Alex Mallory's action-packed and romantic tale is told from both Cade's and Dara's point of view and is perfect for fans of contemporary and dystopian YA as well as classic survival stories such as Hatchet, Lord of the Flies, and Tarzan.
Watching the outsiders build a camp, Cade felt a particular hum run through him.Friday 56:
Cade didn't understand it, but he knew he didn't like it. He liked it even less when Josh put his mouth on Dara's and clasped the back of her neck. She twisted her hands in his shirt; to Cade, it looked like she wanted to put space between them.