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Rob Lloyd Jones
Published 8/2013, Candlewick
Wild Boy is a great book with a compelling selection of characters and a mysterious plot. When a boy born covered in hair is taken to a freak show, he begins to develop amazing powers of deduction, and when a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is ready to solve it. Except, he and his kind of friend, kind of enemy Clarissa have been framed for it, running from the police.When another murder happens, all evidence points to them. Wild Boy must find the connection to a mysterious, unknown object called “the Machine.” However when he finds it, does he really want to destroy it?
This is a marvelous mystery with a well thought out plot. Readers will be trying to solve the mystery along with Wild Boy, deduction prodigy or not. Fans of Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot will be fascinated with a new twist on a mystery. What if the detective was on the run? What if friends are not who they seem? What if the main character was a mistreated “freak” who would do anything for a new body? With a fascinating plot, well thought-out characters, and grim descriptions, this a perfect book for the mystery fan.
-Justin S., 11 years old