DOGCHILD, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press


A boy raised by wild dogs fights for survival in this gripping post apocalyptic tale by an acclaimed Carnegie Medalist.

Jeet is a dogchild, raised by the wild dogs who killed his parents, then recaptured and “rehumanized.” He now lives with one of only two remaining human communities in the world, besieged by the much larger enemy clan. In a wasteland shaped by war, starvation, and haunting violence, Jeet grapples with his identity — he misses his wild family, and the people of his clan see dogchilds as less than human. When the human clans begin to prepare for a final, bloody battle against each other, Jeet is at the center. His struggle and his relationship with another rehumanized dogchild shed light on what it means to be human or inhuman — and what it takes to be a survivor. In his most ambitious novel yet, Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks offers a breathless work of speculative fiction that will have readers at the edge of their seat. 

Out June 2020

480 Pages

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wow. Dark, brutal, action-packed, blatant, eerie… I know this is a young adult, but it’s gritty, references subjects like rape, abuse, cannibalism, gore…

I was caught up in the story immediately, held hostage throughout and left bewildered and satisfied at the end. A remarkable insightful story that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

I gave this:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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