Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Book Wars

the wolf wilder

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

Wolves, like children, are not born to lead calm lives.”

The Wolf Wilder is, exactly as the title suggests, about people who do the opposite of taming wolves. Feodora and her mother live deep in the woods, their only companions the wolves they’re wilding and the snow. Speaking of which, there is this passage in the book about cold that I absolutely love:

There were, in Feo’s experience, five kinds of cold. There was wind cold, which Feo barely felt. It was fussy and loved turning your cheeks red as if you’d been slapped, but it couldn’t kill you even if it tried. There was snow cold, which plucked at your arms and chapped your lips, but brought real rewards. It was Feo’s favourite weather. The snow was soft and good for making snow…

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