W – Wren to the Rescue, Sherwood Smith

Loved: When I was younger, I wanted to BE Wren! It’s quite possible that this is still the case.

She’s a girl with a big imagination and single-minded loyalty to her best friend. I really love that it’s a quest story with a bunch of social misfits who trump the “evil regime” in spite of their own considerable faults (i.e. None of them know what the heck they’re doing, at all!).

This is the second book I've featured by Sherwood Smith, and again I admire her portrayal of young adventurous characters.

It’s funny and heartwarming, and I just love it!

Learned: Wren’s spirit and voice are so fun. They’re light-hearted and optimistic, despite the odds being stacked against her (At one point, she’s turned into a dog and can’t speak). I’ve tried to adopt a similar personality for one of my characters…sort of an older version of Wren’s gumption.

17 comments:

  1. I've never heard of the book - thanks for pointing it out!

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  2. This is a book that I've heard many people compliment, but yet another one that I've never read.

    Your A-to-Z series has really given me a ton of great tips for expanding my ever-growing "to-Read" list, lol!

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  3. I love friendship stories and I am curious what happens. The cover is captivating.. they are riding on a giant bird! woah!

    Andrea

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  4. Wren sounds like a great character.

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  5. Is it Middle Grade? Look like a good book.

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  6. I read Sherwood Smith's blog posts every Sunday on Book View Cafe, but still haven't read any of her novels. I have no idea why not. I love her voice on the blog. I'll have to check out Wren. :)

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  7. I love optimistic characters. Not sure if that has anything to do with being an unabashed optimist. Too bad I missed this one when I was younger. Should have read more.

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  8. That book sounds wonderful. I can't believe I haven't heard of it. I think I'd like to be Wren too! She sounds awesome!

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  9. Light-hearted and optimistic stories are a nice change of pace once in a while. I love the imagination of MG books. They seem to be more diverse than YA.

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  10. I haven't heard of this one before--thanks (yet again) for the great tip. I'm all for finding a great MG adventure book with great voice!

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    1. We need to have an MG book swap one of these days!

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