[Book Review] Wildfire

Title: Wildfire
Author: Carrie Mac
Pages: 272
Genre: Slice of Life, Tragedy, Survival
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book.

Release date: 01/20/2020

Do not be deceived as this is not just about a Wildfire. 

This is about Annie and Pete and their friendship that goes beyond that of any I’ve ever seen. After the recent passing of Gigi, Annie’s grandmother, Annie finds herself spirling out of control. Pete takes it upon himself as her best friend to make this right again by planning out the best adventure they have ever had. That is, until things take a turn for the worse.

Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart.

Oh No’s

I just do not agree with how this book ended. I was fully aware of how it would end as it was quite predictable but I wish it had ended a different way. This is only my personal opinion and I’m sure to many, they will like how it ends but I did not.

Yay’s

The first chapter was like a horse running out of the gates. I was pulled in and completely engrossed in this book thanks to the harrowing tale of that first chapter. We are taken back to the beginning after that but I love the author’s ability to capture our attention and definitely capture my tastes.

Annie and Pete’s relationship is completely unique and inspiring. They are best friends through and through regardless of their gender. As a child, I also had a best friend who was a guy but parents and people are always mistaking friendship between opposite genders to always be so much more than it is. Their connection was so deep and I loved reading about them so much.

Finally,

This is a great novel about how tough it is to overcome personal tragedy and how there are always those around you who will be there for you.

My similar recommendation for this novel would be Hatchet by Gary Paulson

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-PM

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