There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and theyll tell you the summer camp Quinns family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, theres just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.After the accident, the magic drained from Quinns life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows its her fault.But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesnt see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monstersreal and imagined....
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Wild Blue Wonder Reviews
WILD BLUE WONDER is a gorgeously atmospheric story of family, of love, and of being drop-kicked by grief into the middle of a vast blue ocean, then slowly but surely remembering how to swim.
I loved this.
I was sent an ARC of this book by HCC Frenzy in exchange for an honest review
I unfortunately I did not enjoy this book very much. I have been trying to read it for almost the entire month of May but have felt such a huge disconnect. The writing was just okay and some lines in the book I just thought were kind of odd.
"Her voice has something in common with razor blades"
"They're like grief boobs or something"
There were some things I did appreciate about this book such as, t ...more
“Scary things and amazing things coexist. The world is full of wildness and wonder. And a lot of it is good.”Wild Blue Wonder is a captivating story about family, forgiveness, and the pain of grief. Quinn is learning to live after the tragic loss of her best friend Dylan the summer before. Quinn blames herself for Dylan’s death and she’s begun to drift from her siblings, who are feeling the loss in their own way. But Quinn is determined to fix something and starts repairing the boat ...more
Stunning and heart wrenching, Wild Blue Wonder is a beautifully written book. Right from the first chapter it is clear that Wild Blue Wonder is magical. Whether it springs from the legends that surround Quinn’s family campground complete with ancient forests and a lake monster or perhaps from the captivating writing style, everything about Wild Blue Wonder seems to glow.
Quinn Sawyer has always known her family’s campground, The Hundreds, was special. But recent events have shown her that even th ...more
ARC Review (6/18/18, received from Sarah Prineas)
Unfortunately, what this book was going for flew over my head. There’s this kind of quirky magical realism vibe that should click with this summer camp and this close-knit family, but it didn’t. I think most of it had to do with the fact that the writing wasn’t selling the vibe and I didn’t think a lot of the references or magical happenings felt realistic or believable. I believed them more in A Million Junes when I read it last year. Something a ...more
Wild Blue Wonder has such beautiful writing and it broke my heart at times.
The chapters alternate in time by a few months. The past (summer) is Quinn talking to her best friend, Dylan. She is sharing stories and how she fell in love with him. We also find out that both her older brother and younger sister are also in love with Dylan. He was such an important person in their lives.
The current chapters are Quinn dealing with her grief and guilt over Dylan's death. She and her family own a hip ...more
This was an unexpected gem. Review coming soon!