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The Wild Ones



by
Nafiza Azad

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Margaret K. McElderry
ISBN
9781534484962
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Language: Moderate Language , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape
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From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all.

We are the Wild Ones, and we will not be silenced.

We are girls who have tasted the worst this world can offer. Our story begins with Paheli, who was once betrayed by her mother, sold to a man in exchange for a favor. When Paheli escaped, she ran headlong into Taraana—a boy with stars in his eyes, a boy as battered as she was. He tossed Paheli a box of stars before disappearing. With the stars, Paheli gained access to the Between, a place of pure magic and mystery. Now, Paheli collects girls like us, and we use our magic to travel the world, helping to save other girls from our pain, our scars.

When Taraana reappears, he asks for our help. Dangerous magical forces are chasing him, and they will destroy him to get his powers. We will do everything to save him—if we can. For if Taraana is no longer safe and free, neither are the Wild Ones. And that...is a fate that we refuse to accept. Ever again.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Moderate Language , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

HL750L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Fantasy

Topics

Interpersonal relations. Magic. Feminism. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Paheli was the first of The Wild Ones-women who have been rescued by "the boy of stars"-but she is far from the last. With the gift to travel between worlds, Paheli rescues other women, forming The Wild Ones as they in turn rescue others who have been abused and abandoned. Unique in its structure, Azad's novel alternates between the stories of the women of color who are recruited to join The Wild Ones and their quest to rescue "the boy of stars" who first saved Paheli and gave them the gift of magic. Part fairy-tale and part manifesto, this is a lyrical testament to sisterhood and the strength of survivors, filled with a diverse cast of complex characters and an intricate magic system. VERDICT Purchase where fantasy with strong female protagonists fly.

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up-Paheli was the first of The Wild Ones-women who have been rescued by "the boy of stars"-but she is far from the last. With the gift to travel between worlds, Paheli rescues other women, forming The Wild Ones as they in turn rescue others who have been abused and abandoned. Unique in its structure, Azad's novel alternates between the stories of the women of color who are recruited to join The Wild Ones and their quest to rescue "the boy of stars" who first saved Paheli and gave them the gift of magic. Part fairy-tale and part manifesto, this is a lyrical testament to sisterhood and the strength of survivors, filled with a diverse cast of complex characters and an intricate magic system. VERDICT Purchase where fantasy with strong female protagonists fly.-India Winslow, formerly at Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Paheli was the first of The Wild Ones-women who have been rescued by "the boy of stars"-but she is far from the last. With the gift to travel between worlds, Paheli rescues other women, forming The Wild Ones as they in turn rescue others who have been abused and abandoned. Unique in its structure, Azad's novel alternates between the stories of the women of color who are recruited to join The Wild Ones and their quest to rescue "the boy of stars" who first saved Paheli and gave them the gift of magic. Part fairy-tale and part manifesto, this is a lyrical testament to sisterhood and the strength of survivors, filled with a diverse cast of complex characters and an intricate magic system. VERDICT Purchase where fantasy with strong female protagonists fly.

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up-Paheli was the first of The Wild Ones-women who have been rescued by "the boy of stars"-but she is far from the last. With the gift to travel between worlds, Paheli rescues other women, forming The Wild Ones as they in turn rescue others who have been abused and abandoned. Unique in its structure, Azad's novel alternates between the stories of the women of color who are recruited to join The Wild Ones and their quest to rescue "the boy of stars" who first saved Paheli and gave them the gift of magic. Part fairy-tale and part manifesto, this is a lyrical testament to sisterhood and the strength of survivors, filled with a diverse cast of complex characters and an intricate magic system. VERDICT Purchase where fantasy with strong female protagonists fly.-India Winslow, formerly at Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

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