Why this book?
This book is a children’s classic that I came to recently while researching my next book, which is told from the point of view (POV) of animals. Both the humans and animals endure incredibly harsh conditions—and in some cases horrible brutality—but I love it for its message. No matter what our background might be, whether we appear to have an easy start in life or not, we all encounter tough times. And the main character in The Call of the Wild, a dog called Buck, is lord of all in the beginning, but without warning, his life is plunged into extreme difficulty. The resilience that he develops through his journey shows us that real character is formed by the choices we make when it looks like we have no choice.
The Call of the Wild
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
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In The Call of the Wild life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?
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