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, Romance

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.
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    4.5 stars “Scary things and amazing things coexist. The world is full of wildness and wonder. And a lot of it is good.” Wild Blue Wonder is a captivating story about family, forgiveness, and the pain of grief. Quinn is learning to live after the tragic loss of her best friend Dylan the summer before. Quinn blames herself for Dylan’s death and she’s begun to drift from her siblings, who are feeling the loss in their own way. But Quinn is...
  • 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 ...
  • Meredith Mara
    The Hundreds — the summer camp run by Quinn’s family — is a magical place. Spread out across a ten-acre plot in Winship, Maine, The Hundreds is a place where blueberries grow in the deep of winter and a legendary sea monster roams just off the coast. A place where older brother, Reed, middle sibling, Quinn, and little sister, Fern, grow up as tight-knit as they come, sharing everything, including their best friend, Dylan.Until one terrible ...
  • Jane
    4.5 stars. I think this book destroyed me, and I absolutely loved it.
  • 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...
  • Jessica
    A really lovely coming of age novel. A powerful portrayl of grief. I particularly enjoyed the questions raised about the impossible. Do we as humans imagine things or create magic as a way of coping with certain aspects of our life? How much possibility is there in the unknown? Fantastic writing, heartbreaking at times, and always poignant.
  • Thamy
    Quinn believes there are two monsters where she lives, the mythical creature she once saw in the water and herself. Since her best friend's death months before, her family hasn't been the same.This is a great story about moving on, dealing with guilt and other people's grief besides your own.I really liked this author's choice of words, my heart broke for Quinn when she says she is one of the monsters. Also, this book has too timelines, one at th...
  • 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!!!
  • 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...
  • Julie Morris
    There is a part in Wild Blue Wonder where one of the characters, who is British, says “I always wanted to go to American summer camp as a little boy’ and I could completely relate to him in that moment because I have ALWAYS wanted to go to an American summer camp. Since I am a 46-year-old British woman this probably isn’t going to happen to me now, but I am a tiny bit obsessed with all things American and summer camps seem like one of their...
  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    “My mother used to tell me that sometimes when a woman’s in darkness, she doesn’t need a goddamn flashlight. She needs another woman to stand in the dark by her side.”Wild Blue Wonder was a really pleasant surprise for me. I hadn’t heard much about it, but when my library got it, I decided to give the book a chance and I ended up really loving it. Carlie Sorosiak manages to effortlessly pull off an aching exploration of the aftermath of...
  • Andrea at Reading Lark
    Review Posted on Reading Lark 7/20/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018...It seems to be the summer of reading books set in Maine; I'd be lying if I said that didn't influence my decision to give this one a read. While my last Maine read was a dark mystery, this one is a gorgeous and lyrical ode to the wonders and tragedies of life. I lingered with this novel longer than I intended because I wanted to savor every chapter. The writing is gorg...
  • Andria Sedig
    I am a sucker for poignant, melancholy, and sad contemporaries (see my love of Jeff Zentner books), and this book was an absolutely beautiful story about grief and guilt and overwhelming sadness following the death of a friend. It dealt with how grief can tear a family apart, how different people deal with that grief, and how guilt can eat away at a person and influence their relationships even more than grief can. The format of the book - the sw...
  • 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...
  • Anna Priemaza
    WILD BLUE WONDER is a gorgeously atmospheric story of family, of love, and of being drop-kicked by grief into the middle of a vast blue ocean, then slowly but surely remembering how to swim.
  • 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.
  • Sarai Davila
    Wild Blue Wonder feels like a feminist version of the books I read as a teenager, and in a really good way. Quinn, who blames herself for past tragedies, has the introspection of a late nineties literary teen, and I am here for it. She thinks, a lot. She thinks constantly. But the voice in her head isn't obnoxious or silly--it's strong, sharp, and scared. Her main hobbies, cryptids and sports, become disrupted by her mistakes and sadnesses, but s...