The End Of The Wild by Nicole HelgetThe End Of The Wild by Nicole Helget

The End Of The Wild

byNicole Helget

Hardcover | April 11, 2017

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This timely coming of age novel takes on the controversial issues of fracking and environmental protection.

Stay away from my woods.

Eleven-year-old Fern doesn't have the easiest life. Her stepfather is out of work, and she's responsible for putting dinner on the table--not to mention keeping her wild younger brothers out of trouble. The woods near their home is her only refuge, where she finds food and plays with her neighbor's dog. But when a fracking company rolls into town, her special grove could be ripped away, and no one else seems to care.

Her stepfather needs the money that a job with the frackers could bring to their family, and her wealthy grandfather likes the business it brings to their town. Even her best friend doesn't understand what the land means to Fern. With no one on her side, how can she save the forest that has protected her for so long?

The acclaimed author of Wonder at the Edge of the World weaves a poignant story about life on the poverty line, the environment, friendship and family--and, most of all, finding your place in the world.
Nicole Helget is the acclaimed author of the middle grade novel Wonder at the Edge of the World and The End of the Wild, as well as three adult novels, The Turtle Catcher, The Summer of Ordinary Ways, and Stillwater. She has also co-authored a middle grade novel, Horse Camp, and she invites you to visit her online at nicolehelg...
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Title:The End Of The WildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.01 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316245119

ISBN - 13:9780316245111

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from great novel. I was really happy to be able to get the chance to read the book. There are really important aspects that I think young readers get to be introduce such as death, poverty, enviroment protection, fracking, science and the challenages and struggles of living in constant fear of being taken away from family. I really like the character Fern; always being constant to make sure her brothers are well and caught up in school, making sure her step-father is taken care of and to keep anyone from taking her family away. I found this book also to be a struggle since a young girl, who lost her mother and younger sister is always stressing to protect and defend her family as she struggles to be academically driven and making sure there food on the table. Overall the book is really well done.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Saving family and the environment while facing poverty Informative story about survival, family and environment. Fern, whose family has lived off the land faces the reality of a big manufacturing company taking it all away.
Date published: 2017-04-25

Editorial Reviews

"Readers looking for a plucky heroine may find it a good fit."-VOYA