Wilder by Andrew Simonet

Wilder

I met Melissa in the rubber room, a.k.a. in-school suspension. And that’s not her real name.She had secrets, I had enemies.“People are either useful or dangerous,” she said. “One or the other.”“Which one am I?” I said.“You’re both.”Meili was right. (That’s her real name.)You can solve a lot of problems if you don’t mind getting hurt.Jason Wilder is in permanent in-school suspension for fighting. Meili Wen gets there by bre...


Details Wilder

TitleWilder
Author
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Rating

Reviews Wilder

  • Jaden
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book!
  • Dave Bradley
    1970-01-01
    This book is agonizing and beautiful without ever really trying to be. It just is. There's a level of honesty in it that I don't see in much other fiction, especially the other contemporary YA novels that I've read. The characters are comprised less of quirks and more of genuine humanity. I really haven't read a book that made me feel this way in a long time. It's not always happy, if ever, and it's not tragic, either. There's elements of both. I...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    A definite swerve at the end, although I can't say the narrator didn't warn us of this from the beginning. A strange read, but I was pulled in by the characters and along for the ride.
  • Brooke
    1970-01-01
    Jason Wilder is spending his senior year in the Rubber Room, AKA in-school suspension. He landed there because he is considered to be a danger to his peers ... he is, after all, an arsonist, but he’d tell you otherwise. Jason wiles away the hours reading fantasy novels and not actually doing any of the schoolwork assigned to him. That is, until the mysterious Meili walks into the room. The only thing Jason knows about Meili is that she ended up...
  • Martina Urbanová
    1970-01-01
    Viem, že kniha sa mi snažila povedať niečo naozaj dôležité, avšak hovorila mi to takým podivne mätúcim spôsobom, že som si nakoniec z čítania odniesla len poznatok, že hlavný hrdina bol najskôr blázon, ktorý sa rád rozpráva sám so sebou a predstiera pri tom, že sa vlastne rozpráva s jednou určitou osobou. (Ale prvá tretina bola fakt super. Veľmi ironická. Veľmi zábavná.)
  • Kelly Lyn
    1970-01-01
    Jason's life is literal hell. He is the school outcast and is in permanent in school suspension. He has to spend his days in a no longer used classroom, which has been dubbed the Rubber Room. He can't talk to anyone, he can't take any "weapons" with him, He just has to sit there, shut up and do his work. His boring days change when the new "foreign" girl gets put in the rubber room for breaking a popular girls finger. They connect and form a bond...
  • Brittany
    1970-01-01
    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars.This book was highly entertaining, and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Jason Wilder and Meili; however, I felt like it was really lacking a punch or sense of urgency the first half of the book. This really led me to be underwhelmed and I struggled staying committed to the text. The second half had much better pacing and conflicts, and I felt a stronger sens...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    This is a hard book to characterize. I had the feeling from the first page that everything was a bit off and that there was more that I didn't know ... and was I ever right. I really got into Jason. He was an interesting, sympathetic and slightly tragic figure that had me rooting for him. Meili didn't appeal so much but I did find her intriguing. The story was an absorbing read that moved right along and the ending was an eye-opener. I have to sa...
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    Wilder was truly a wild ride. It kept you involved and trying to figure out how it would end. One of those crazy relationship stories with extra mysterious twists.The back jacket says ages 12-18, but I disagree. There is explicit sex and violence. Not one to buy for the school library, but fine for a young adult who's into some shit anyway.(I received this in a goodreads giveaway.)
  • Lorrie Kim
    1970-01-01
    A strange book, and that's a compliment. The main character, almost-adult white male Jason, is carefully drawn, offbeat and occasionally lacking in self-awareness in a way that is utterly real. I appreciated the compelling character Meili, who was complex and immediate in a way that felt recognizably female and Asian to me. Confident writing, oddly haunting.
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Review to come.
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    review to come.
  • Brittany
    1970-01-01
    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars.This book was highly entertaining, and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Jason Wilder and Meili; however, I felt like it was really lacking a punch or sense of urgency the first half of the book. This really led me to be underwhelmed and I struggled staying committed to the text. The second half had much better pacing and conflicts, and I felt a stronger sens...