Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Wild Blue Wonder

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.Afte...

Details Wild Blue Wonder

TitleWild Blue Wonder
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Wild Blue Wonder

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Such a heartbreaking and beautiful book. I read this book in less than 24 hours and pretty much weeper the entire time, but it was exactly what I needed. Definitely my favourite book I’ve read so far this year, and one of my new favourite books of all time. Already looking forward to rereading it. If you like hard hitting contemporaries, please do yourself a favour and pick this one up when it releases this summer.
  • Julia Sapphire
    I was sent an ARC of this book by HCC Frenzy in exchange for an honest review DNF I unfortunately I did not enjoy this book very much. I have been trying to read it for almost the entire month of May but have felt such a huge disconnect. The writing was just okay and some lines in the book I just thought were kind of odd.such as, "Her voice has something in common with razor blades" "They're like grief boobs or something" There were some th...
  • Madison
    Stunning and heart wrenching, Wild Blue Wonder is a beautifully written book. Right from the first chapter it is clear that Wild Blue Wonder is magical. Whether it springs from the legends that surround Quinn’s family campground complete with ancient forests and a lake monster or perhaps from the captivating writing style, everything about Wild Blue Wonder seems to glow.Quinn Sawyer has always known her family’s campground, The Hundreds, was ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Wild Blue Wonder has such beautiful writing and it broke my heart at times.The chapters alternate in time by a few months.  The past (summer) is Quinn talking to her best friend, Dylan.  She is sharing stories and how she fell in love with him.  We also find out that both her older brother and younger sister are also in love with Dylan.  He was such an important person in their lives.The current chapters are Quinn dealing with her grief and g...
  • Vicky Skinner
    This is a wonderful wonderful novel that I never knew I needed, with a sibling dynamic that is beautiful and heartbreaking and emotional. I can't wait to hype this book when it comes out!!!
  • Sandy Johnson
    I really enjoyed this book. I don't read a lot of young adult fiction, but I was interested in the storyline and the characters.
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    *4.5 stars*This was an unexpected gem. Review coming soon!
  • Lindsay
    I feel like if everyone just talked to one another then this plot would have been avoided. Thanks Edelweiss for the ARC.
  • Stephanie Baka
    Bibliophile EuphoriaSPOILERS AHEAD! WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!Wild Blue Wonder has taken my heart hostage and refuses to let go. It is awe-mazing and cruel how Sorosiak was able to make me fall in love with a character that was already dead. I did not cry but instead, I felt at lost of tears. The characters are the main appealing effect of the story. It is near impossible to go through the book without completely and utterly loving all the cha...
  • Celia Daughter)
    Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC.What I love most about books is that you can dive right into one without knowing anything about it. There are no movie trailers, FB articles that pop up before you can unsee them etc. I can open it right up and start an unexpected adventure.That is exactly what I did with this book, but even if I did know the premise, I would have been blown away regardless. This book is told in first person and jumps from the p...
  • Margaret Robbins
    This book was a delight to read! I’ll soon write more detailed reviews for SLJ and my blog, but here’s what resonated with me: 1. A gorgeous setting 2. Falling for your best friend (we’ve all been there at least once) 3. Unrequited Love (again, we can all relate) 4. Summer camp memories: some of the best of my life, including writing camps and GHP in high school 5. Coping with loss and grief 6. Complicated family relationships 7. A male int...
  • Andrew
    Told in an interweaving timeline of Summer and Autumn, a heartbreaking mystery unravels about Dylan, a core presence Quinn's family. Her brother and sister, along with most of their small Maine town, have outcasted her since the accident. Soon, Quinn begins repairing a boat with her eccentric grandmother, and wonders if she can repair and rebuild the relationships in her life, too. I quickly grew attached to the whole family, how real they feel, ...
  • Karin
    Got an ARC at a recent kidlit festival (thank you McIntyre's!). Enjoyed this story of a Maine teen dealing with grief/loss of close friend and trying to move forward with help of old and new friends and a quirky/awesome family. Past/present storylines work effectively to create suspense.
  • Devon H
    This is one of my favorite stories of grief. I really loved these beautiful friendships, and Sorosiak did a wonderful job of writing each character's emotions. A lot of this book is painful, and left me feeling tense or longing just as the protagonist was. Quinn Sawyer is someone I felt I had a lot in common with, even though we don't have much in common at all. Perhaps she and I could be best friends. She is a strong swimmer, one of the best in...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    I liked it. This story focuses a lot on the family dynamic.Review to come.
  • Katie (Lost in Pages)
    *3.5* for the cultural references alone.