The Wild Things - Dave Eggers

The Wild Things

By Dave Eggers

  • Release Date: 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 12 Ratings)
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Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown  him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things,  who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all.
In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


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    By Caymanjulia
    This book is truly amazing. I've read the actual copy about 6 times and it's my favorite. If you're really into the abstract and beautiful world of a young mind, this is the perfect book. It has the perfect mixture of serious and so so. There is also an enormous amount of love in this book that everybody should now about and be able to feel at least once in their lifetime. This truly is a work of art. Buy it, read it, love it, read it again.