The middle-grade book, Going Wild by Lisa McCann is fantasy story set in the suburbs of Arizona. Charlie Wilde recently moved there from Chicago. Before she left, somebody left a mysterious package at her door. Soon, Charlie and her friends discover the abilities that come with this device – and all the danger that comes with it.
It was an interesting story with a fun concept. I think middle graders who love superheros will really enjoy it. While I enjoyed getting to know Charlie and her friends, I felt the first half of the book was a bit slow – but that’s just my preference. Lots of readers had no issue at all with the pacing of the story.
The second half of the book picks up dramatically when the dangerous organization responsible for the powerful device realizes Charlie has it. I do wish, with this being the first book, that it didn’t end with such a big cliff hanger. But I still enjoyed the majority of it and I think it is something the intended audience would love.
Have you read Going Wild? What were your thoughts?
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