The Last Wild by Piers Torday
After the startling revelation that there are some animals still left in existence, and the realization that he can talk to them without speaking, 12-year old Kester Jaynes embarks on a perilous and often humorous adventure. He escapes from Spectrum Hall where he has been incarcerated for the past six years and sets out with a small handful of animals in search of a cure for the deadly “red-eye” disease.
The Last Wild by Piers Torday is a debut novel that can be enjoyed by both young people and adults. I know that I couldn’t put it down, as the end of each heart-stopping chapter begs you to plunge immediately into the next. Kester’s quest to save the animals is funny, heart-warming and thoroughly exciting. How could you not love an epic story that features a talking cockroach, a brave and valiant stag, a spunky wolf cub, a dancing mouse and many other unforgettable characters? One 11-year old reader describes The Last Wild as a…”sci-fi Roald Dahl”.
Follow Kester, his friend Polly and “The Last Wild” as they search for a way to survive in a world that has turned against them.
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