Wildman

Wildman

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Lance Hendricks is just 400 miles from the best night of his life: an epic graduation party. When his '93 Buick breaks down, Lance is sure he'll be back on the road in no time. After all, he's the high school valedictorian, first chair trumpet player, scholarship winner. Nothing can stop him. But afternoon turns to night, and Lance ends up stranded at the Trainsong Motel. The place feels ominous, even before there's a terrible car wreck outside his room. When Lance goes to help, the townies take notice. They call him Wildman and it's not long before he begins to live up to his new name.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781484749579
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Geige
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 22 cm

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JCLChrisK Sep 16, 2017

Lance has always lived by the rules. Thrived by them--he's a top achiever with a grand future. Always strategic, focused, disciplined, and pragmatic. But now his car has broken down in the middle of nowhere, leading him on an unexpected detour from his carefully planned path. A detour that allows him to to unexpectedly try out being someone different. Someone ruled by emotion, spontaneity, romance, and inspiration. Someone who gets tagged with the nickname "Wildman." And suddenly he realizes he gets to choose: is he going to be defined by the practical or by his passions?

This is nicely written and engaging, with an atmospheric tone that pulls the reader into feeling along with Lance that everything is off-balance and vaguely surreal.

TSCPL_LissaS May 23, 2017

Wildman is a really quite wonderful read, with more poetic sections than a typical teen romance, and the guy narrator made this read differently, better.

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Aug 19, 2017

maroon_falcon_100 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

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JCLChrisK Sep 16, 2017

It's a problem, wanting to be seen. That's got to be why ghosts haunt. You spend all day with living, breathing people, but no one notices you. Maybe if you're a ghost you try to whisper first. Or sit on the edge of someone's bed. But after a while, you'd have to scream. Throw things around. I think you'd be willing to scare the living shit out of someone just so they'd finally see you.

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