Reviews for Wild boy

Author: Jones, Rob
ISBN: 9781406354096

An adventure story set in Victorian London. Wild Boy is completely covered in hair, and his appearance means he has lived a lonely life in a travelling freak show. He spends his time watching the world from his master's caravan and has developed extraordinary powers of observation and detection. When he is framed for murder he goes on the run to try to find the real murderer and clear his name. An enjoyable and exciting story with an engaging leading character and an atmospheric setting.

This is the winning book

This book is one of the 6 shortlisted titles.

Reviews from Pupils

This book is rated 4 star

It was really good, I couldn't put it down. I could keep up with the pace of the book. I was surprised when I knew who the killer was. It wasn't the person I thought it was.

Review by Lauren - John Port School
This book is rated 3 star

I've seen that this is supposed to be the book that everyone loves but I actually didn't think it was that good. The plot was dull and it reminded me of an episode of 'Scooby Doo.' I don't know whether it was just me but the killer seemed obvious by the second encounter with him and this had me sighing with frustration at the protagonist. For a boy who has extremely sharp eyes, he wasn't very good at putting two and two together. It may have just been his lack of willingness to believe but, to me, that made him even worse. I'll admit that the book had its times when I wanted to read more but these were over in a couple of pages and overall, the plot wasn't very gripping.

Review by Ella - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 4 star

I loved the characters and how wild boy and his gymnast friend Clarrisa managed to uncover the mystery. That twist in the end was very imaginative and surprising

Review by Aniya - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 4 star

This book was very satisfying and enjoyable. However a bit confusing in some parts. The characters are believable because people can feel the same way about themselves and feel the same emotion. The ending was very satisfying. I would definitely recommend this book to other people, however I don't think it would be suitable for little children, as there is some mild swearing and violence.

Review by Mia - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

This book is a great book because it describes the characters really well,it tells you about a strange boy who looks a bit like a monkey with hair on his face a body.

Review by Courtney - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I thought wild boy was very good but i found that in some parts it was a bit gruesome but beside from that it was good.

Review by Georgia - John Port School
This book is rated 3 star

The book is about a boy who is in a freak show and he's covered in hair, he goes on adventures and is accused of murder. The wild boy is a good book and very adventurous. Also I like it how it's set back in time when disabled people were treated really badly.

Review by Millie - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I enjoyed this book because it had a strange but quite realistic storyline. I couldn't stop reading it because I wanted to know what would happen next. I felt I knew the characters because their personalities and attitudes were described well. I think that most of the characters were believable. However, the main character, Wild Boy, wasn't as realistic. I was happy with the ending of this book because it had an unexpected twist. However, I wanted to know more about Wild Boy and Clarissa's lives after their adventure. I felt quite connected to the story as if I could feel the character's emotions at different stages. I think the settings in the story could have been described better to give the reader a better knowledge and image of it.

Review by Kavita - Chilwell School
This book is rated 2 star

This is a mysterious book about a boy who is in a travelling freak show. I didn't enjoy the book because I felt like each page was just as cruel to Wild Boy as is was for me to read his horrific treatment and the fear of him on the run-constantly being a few steps from the grasp of the police. I felt like the characters where slightly believable but could have been improved. I felt I was happy with the ending but the it was too easy to predict, even after the first few chapters. Lastly, I didn't feel connected to the story because I hate the old theme of the travelling freak show.

Review by Hannah - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

This book is the book is the book I wanted to read all along because of all the positive reviews I had read. I had expected high quality of the book, and was not disappointed. It follows the adventures of wild boy and his friend Clarissa as they try to solve a crime. It's quite similar to the Sherlock homes series as he can see things others can't like what job they have and how rich they are. The ending was not at all how I expected and very surprising but made sense when you thought about it!

Review by Mariette - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

At first I wasn't looking forward to reading this book but I decided to because my friends kept telling me it was AMAZING. It turned out I couldn't put the book down and I was reading it everywhere (even on the bus home!). I really enjoyed this murder mystery and I found that each chapter was full of excitement and suspense. The ending was really a huge shock and I was quite disapointed that it was the end of the book already! I liked how it was created along the lines of Sherlock Holmes but with a twist. This is one of my favourite books ever!

Review by Leah - Ashfield School and Technology College
This book is rated 5 star

The suspense made it hard to put down and kept me guessing till the very end.

Review by louise - Heanor Gate Science College
This book is rated 5 star

Wild boy was an extremley exciting book that started with a bang.This book was fast paced and very exciting I don't usally read books like this but this one caught my eye and I am so glad it did.This book has now taken a new position as my favourite book.I would totally recommend this to people

Review by Nesha - The Kimberley School
This book is rated 5 star

This book has inspired me to read more books in general! It was a very good read and I loved the suspense throughout the book. The storyline is basically about a boy from a workhouse who is sold to the circus and is known as a freak due to his extremely hairy body. The name given to him by Mr Finch (his master) is Wild Boy. He is then accused of murder and so Wild Boy and Clarissa Everitt are on the run to try and hunt down who did it. The ending was shocking and I had to read it over and over to keep seeing if it was true (It gave me butterflies every time I re-read it)! Overall a brilliant book, five stars!

Review by Holly M - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 5 star

This book was one of the best books I have read,I never wanted to put it down. I was trying to put all the clues together throughout the book to see who the killer was and when I found out at the end who it was I never thought that it would of been sir Oswald who did it.

Review by abbie - Ashfield School and Technology College
This book is rated 5 star

I found this book truly gripping every time I put the book down I needed to pick it up just to find out more. All through the book I was guessing the killer piecing all the clues together but I never expected Sir Oswald it had a brilliant unexpected ending. I really enjoyed this book with a great storyline, brilliant unique characters and a fantastic read. Worth reading again.

Review by Grace - Ashfield School and Technology College
This book is rated 5 star

I thought that this book was (overall) the bet out of all of the 6 shortlisted. It hooked me in as soon as I read the first chapter, trying to work out why Wild boy was locked up, and why he and the uncanny ability to read people with a mere glance. When he meats Clarissa Everett, an unlikely friendship is formed, which deepens throughout the story. My favourite part of the story was definitely when Wild Boy finds out the killer. It's heart wrenching and you understand why the killer did what he did. I loved the book so much!

Review by Yvonne - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 4 star

Wild Boy was a unique and interesting book to read. Any mystery lover would enjoy this book thoroughly and appreciate the style of the novel. The main characters – Wild boy, Clarissa, Sir Oswald, etc… hooked me in, and I felt for them like I would for anybody else. The story line and theme was different and unusual, (a mixture of mystery and history), and it made me feel curious and eager to find out more. Wild boy is a book that makes you think and wonder, I would definitely recommend this book.

Review by Rosie - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed reading Wild Boy. Although it has a sad beginning, the way the story relates to modern day friend ship is clever and original. Wild Boy and Clariss’s friendship is cute and they are perfect partners in fighting crime. I would recommend this book for boys and girls over the age of 8.

Review by Erin - Alderman White School
This book is rated 4 star

Wonderful! An exceptional, well written book. It is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and depicts the horrifying life of Victorian London. At times the reader will find themself asking questions, which I found intriguing. Personally I found it had quite strong characters. Wild Boy for example, displays the characteristics of a conventional Victorian thief on the run, but Clarissa, on the other hand, displays a strong, not loving, emotion towards Wild Boy, despite their predicament in earlier chapters. The protagonists In Wild Boy were interesting. At climactic points I found myself hating them much, but soon realised the impact they had on the plot. The ending was superb! There were a few questions it left me with, but am sure the sequel will make up for that. Rob Lloyd Jones has crafted an almost perfect book, with a few issues (I felt it lacked interest at points).

Review by Bryan - Alderman White School
This book is rated 5 star

I really enjoyed Wild Boy for lots of reasons. However there are also some bad points. The good points are, it has a very good story line with amazing characters that draw you in. One of the bad points is it takes a while for the story to get started. Overall it was my favourite of BBA books and was one of the best books I’ve read.

Review by Daniel - Alderman White School
This book is rated 4 star

I think this book really mixes many different genres of book with the way it includes facts and history within the storyline so you learn a little bit about Victorian times and the underworld. I think this means that you get more out of the book and as a result I enjoyed the book more. I also like the book because I love mysteries (Sherlock) and spies on the run. It had a powerful vibe of never giving up and staying together. For example Clarissa and Wild Boy stay together and fight together. I was also gripped by the storyline and the fast paced chase across London, however at the same time it let your mind roam to why Wild Boy didn’t change from his normal hairy self to a normal person. Despite this, about half way through the book I knew it was Sir Oswald so it wasn’t a surprise when Wild Boy said it was Sir Oswald. Overall a good book with a gripping plot.

Review by James - Alderman White School
This book is rated 0 star

This book was really well written and sometimes I really felt like I was in the book with the characters; I enjoyed reading it and I found it hard to put it down at times. I think that this book was incredible and also very graphic, describing everything well. I found it easy to connect with the characters, especially Wild Boy himself. Despite my love for this book I really felt that there was a lack of excitement at times and it kind of dragged on a bit. I really liked the mystery in this book and how the author blended it with the drama, it really pulled me in. I think that this book will appeal to fans of murder mystery, for instance Sherlock Holmes.

Review by Freya - Alderman White School
This book is rated 5 star

A brilliant mix of Sherlock, James Bond and Planet of the Apes. I think this portrays some modern life issues well, how some people are funny, clever or have a fantastic mind but are rejected because of a disability or how they look. Along with an action packed story line that takes you all around the city, the characters are very strong and you really get to know them throughout the book and you really care about them. This is definitely a book where it’s all about the characters, not all of the plot surrounding them.

Review by Matthew - Alderman White School
This book is rated 5 star

This book is a killer read, crammed full of red herrings, plot twists, murders and excitement. I appreciated the fact that Rob Lloyd Jones used a significant time period to set the story in, and felt this contrasted nicely with the theme of a freak show and travelling circus. The language was very descriptive and graphic, explaining every scene, especially the murder scenes, in great detail, and I felt this helped include the reader in the plot. Despite my passion and adoration for the book, I feel the author could have substituted the word ‘said’ for a different verb at some points. However, this book still earns 5 stars because of the gripping and intense storyline.

Review by Grace - Alderman White School
This book is rated 5 star

This was a really good book and I enjoyed it a lot. I was gripped by the fast paced action.

Review by Dan - Alderman White School
This book is rated 5 star

Wild Boy was a very good book with a brilliantly detailed steam punk/Victorian setting; the characters were simple but engaging! The book always made me say one more page until I fell asleep reading. The story (though it may be quite sad) was one of the best I've read, especially the ending. The mystery overwhelms you when you get further in the book making you never want to stop reading!

Review by Martin - Bramcote Park Business and Enterprise School
This book is rated 4 star

Wild Boy was quite a good book and was quite immersive with its Victorian setting. The story was well set out and the accents used really emphasise the culture and time. The characters are well thought out and the plot was very intricate; it twisted and turned, slowly revealing a more modern side to the story with the idea of the machine. The ending was quite enjoyable and the book was very tense at times. This book is great and I suggest it to murder mystery fans.

Review by Sebastian - Bramcote Park Business and Enterprise School
This book is rated 4 star

I loved the book, Wild Boy, because of the breathtaking mystery that pulls you in to the most exciting book you could ever read. Another reason that I loved this book, was the fact that I couldn't stop guessing who had done the murder? Why did they want this so called machine so badly? What was the machine? The dialect was really good, because it sounded like a REAL Londoner was talking.

Review by Louise - Rushcliffe School
This book is rated 4 star

Wild Boy was one of the best novels I have ever read! The protagonist of this story was a boy called Wild Boy who has an unusual talent! He soon becomes friends with the unlikely Clarissa. Together they are drowned in a murder mystery and their only goal is to solve it! This book was absolutely incredible and it was absolutely jam packed with action! There was a very surprising twist at the end. The way the story was told was quite unusual as it was nearly impossible to guess what would happen next.

Review by Raeesa - Rushcliffe School
This book is rated 5 star

I really enjoyed this book I would recomed it to a friend and this book is intresting.

Review by Oliver - Fernwood School
This book is rated 5 star

This really drew me in. It was really hard to put the book down! A great murder mystery too with a little twist at the end with who was the killer. I definitely recommended this to Sherlock Holmes fans and people who like Murder Mysteries.

Review by Sophie - Ashfield School and Technology College
This book is rated 5 star

This book is amazing. It starts straight into the action. Wild boy and his gymnast friend Clarrisa pick up clues and piece them together resulting in a massive twist in the story. I was not expecting it popped up out of nowhere.

Review by Jessica - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 5 star

The story seemed interesting and quite mysterious. It describes the details very good that it makes you feel like your there. Wild boy is mysterious and like a detective. Also, he is quite stealthy. The book was a great mystery and its awsome!

Review by Georgia - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I did feel quite passionate about the book, 'WIld Boy' as he is on a constant run for the truth-he suffers great fear in the story especially in the middle where he's on the run hungry for the truth...

Review by Faith - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I did feel quite passionate about the book, 'WIld Boy' as he is on a constant run for the truth-he suffers great fear in the story especially in the middle where he's on the run hungry for the truth...

Review by Faith - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

I didn't really like the book because I didn't feel connected to the characters as the boy was in a home for children and he definitely isn't because he has hair all over him.

Review by Hollie - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

Wild boy is such a good book because I enjoyed the book lots because the characters were believable I felt and I was happy with the ending even though I didn't feel connected to the book and and I felt I knew the characters a bit

Review by Josh - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

This book was brilliant, everything was unexpected especially who the hooded man was. Wild Boy makes a brilliant character and hero who's power of observation makes him an even better hero.Clarissa is a great heroine and her acrobatic skills could easily make the book amazing. I award this book a four because (even though it was great)I found mistakes that ruined the book for me (such as : repeating of the word been.) That made me disappointed.

Review by Charlotte - Heanor Gate Science College
This book is rated 5 star

It starts and BANG!!! You are already knee deep in a murder mystery with the circus horror Wild boy and his gymnast companion and it keeps on running like nothing you have ever seen before. Once you have started,you really can't stop and I spent every moment I possibly could and it finished, and I had finished the most satisfactory, most edgy story of all my books.

Review by Ella - The Kimberley School
This book is rated 3 star

I didn't the book as it was historical and I couldn't get into it but I would recommend this to people who like history books.

Review by Emily - John Port School
This book is rated 4 star

I relatively enjoyed wild boy because of the drama along with the murder mystery.Although I normally like modern books set a bit after 1841 after reading wild boy I now like more books set in that time.

Review by Natasha - John Port School
This book is rated 5 star

I loved this book! Its great if you enjoy murder mysteries and you can work them out with Wild Boy to find the culprits. Wild Boy never knows who to trust, well, apart from Sir Oswald. Read the book and discover the mystery within...

Review by Asante - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 5 star

'Wild Boy' by Rob Lloyd Jones is amazing! I think the quote 'Don't judge a book by it's cover' suits this book perfectly. Wild boy was supposedly a freak. Nobody decided to find out the truth about him or try to understand him better. This book is definitely one of my favourites. I would recommend it to people who like solving mysteries.

Review by Elizabeth - The Kimberley School
This book is rated 5 star

I found this book extremely enjoyable, despite the fact that it was nothing like I've ever read before. It was one of the first murder mysteries I've read, but after this I will definitely be reading more! This book reminded me of 'Hetty Feather' which is a book, based on the Victorian era, which I loved, and I think this could have influenced my love for wild boy! I could connect with the characters, however some of them I could not imagine, such as Wild Boy. This is probably because I have never seen anyone like him, so I couldn't picture him in my head. However, this was a great book, and I would rate it over the other Brilliant Books I've read.

Review by Emily - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

This book isn't my favourite book because I didn't really feel connected to the book in general. I felt connected to the characters especially Wild Boy. The characters were pretty believable but some of them were a bit far fetched. I did enjoy most of the book but some parts I didn't enjoy it that much. I enjoyed the ending and overall it was a good book!

Review by Lauren - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed this book . I was happy with the characters and I felt I knew them well , but there were some parts that surprised me that I didn't think would happen. I felt like it dragged on a little in some places . However I really enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to people who like mystery books, like Sherlock Holmes.

Review by Ara - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

I enjoyed the book a bit, at times I found it hard to understand. I did feel like I knew the characters quite well especially wild boy. Also I think that the characters were believable however I think some weren't. I was happy with the ending and I felt connected to the story.

Review by Grace - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I think that Wild Boy is definitely one of the best books I have ever read because the suspense leading up to so many frantic parts of the adventure were unpredictable so that satisfied me. I also appreciate the plot of the story line and I also think the writer should be praised for his outstanding writing.

Review by Jacob - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I found this book extremely enjoyable, despite the fact that it was nothing like I've ever read before. It was one of the first murder mysteries I've read, but after this I will definitely be reading more! This book reminded me of 'Hetty Feather' which is a book, based on the Victorian era, which I loved, and I think this could have influenced my love for wild boy! I could connect with the characters, however some of them I could not imagine, such as Wild Boy. This is probably because I have never seen anyone like him, so I couldn't picture him in my head. However, this was a great book, and I would rate it over the other Brilliant Book Award Books I've read.

Review by Emily - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

'Wild Boy' was amazing! It completely changed my view on people and what they are capable of. The author was excellent at describing characters and scenes, which just made me feel as if I was in the story myself. Every single one of the characters was amazing. However, Clarissa and Sir Oswald were my favourites, Clarissa because she was so feisty and is everything that I want to be and Sir Oswald, I can't explain why as this would ruin the plot of the story! If whoever is reading this has already read 'Wild Boy', then I'm guessing you'll know why ... All round, I would give 'Wild Boy' 5 stars as I searched through the book and could not find one fault!

Review by Holly - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 5 star

Great if you love murder mysteries and is by far the best. Couldn't put this book down.

Review by Laura - Quarrydale Academy
This book is rated 4 star

A great book,especially if u enjoy murder and mysteries,definitely a book to read! The best characters for me were the main ones Clarissa wild boy and Sir Oswald (for obvious reasons).They were quite similar in a way, they were all circus acts clarissa and wild boy both came from broken homes and had been through bad times with their families and sir Oswald and wild boy had both been taken in from the ring master.They were a great team as a trio and I think if there isn't a part 2 there the author should definitely write one. This could easily be one of my favourite books and I recommend it to anyone thinking of reading it.I hope you enjoy you enjoy it if you read it!!!

Review by Muneebah - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed this book and I think there's a good plot. Clarissa is quite similar to wild boy in the way that they are both circus acts and with broken families. I really enjoyed the mystery and suspense of the story and I think it's ingenious how they work in several parts of a plot to make the story work. I also enjoyed how the little clues are left behind that make you shout out someone's name or an idea when you have several parts of the plot only to find you were sometimes wrong. I think it's an amazing book, but only your favourite books that you are unable to put down can be five stars.

Review by Eva - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 4 star

A great book,especially if you're into surprises mysteries and murders, definitely worth checking out!!!

Review by Muneebah - Nottingham Girls' High
This book is rated 5 star

I enjoyed 'Wild Boy.' It was a mystery. It was quite boring at first but after you start to read it, it is the perfect story for people who like a murder mystery book. I don't want to give it away but it is about a boy who is covered in hair so everyone calls him a freak. Whe someone is murdered, he is accused of the crime and Wild Boy is on the run. Every page you turn you seem as though you are in the book and a part of the story.

Review by Grace - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 5 star

As an adult I wasn't expecting much from this book but what a surprise I got. This book is full of twists and turns. Wild Boy has always been classed as a freak and was locked away at the beginning of his life, that is until he is taken to the circus to be shown as a freak. Clarissa is the daughter of the circus owner who isn't treated very nicely by her mother; this unlikely duo bond over murder and mystery and the trust between the two grow. Would I recommend this book? Yes, I loved it! Mrs S Bailey Retford Oaks Academy

Review by Mrs S - Retford Oaks Academy
This book is rated 4 star

'Wild Boy' has to be the highlight of my reads so far! Rob's innovative plot follows a hair-covered outcast from society as he is framed for a series of bloody murders. The price on his head grows with each page and all of London searches for him to claim their prize. However, Wild Boy didn't do it and so the reader joins him in trying to find the culprit. It's a real whodunnit novel with a fantastic twist at the end. You will be entranced as Wild Boy discovers himself and overcomes his history of abuse. In total, a thoroughly exciting read with excellent descriptions from Rob (a little too excellent at the murder scenes!) and distinct, whilst wonderfully realistic characters to guide you through the book. Honestly, the pages went only too quickly and I wait in anticipation for the sequel. I rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

Review by Ben - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 5 star

I enjoyed Wild Boy even though it wasn't the usual sort book I would choose. To be honest I am now going to be searching for more books like this as I love how the writer infused drama and mystery together. It was a very amazing book so I have rated it very highly.

Review by Keeley - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

I enjoyed reading Wild Boy, as it had a good idea around it, however it lacks an original and interesting story. I felt I knew the culprit of the murder straight away, and it was a very typical murder story with a very pridictable ending.

Review by Aedan - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I thought this was a good book and i thought the characters very good. Some parts weren't very exciting. My favourite part was when they were pick pocketing from people. The Wild Boy was my favourite character. The book went at a fast pace that's why I think I enjoyed the book so much.

Review by Callum - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I did enjoy the book, but in some places found it a bit tedious and felt as if I couldn't read on. I felt I knew the characters because it gave quite a bit about them away at the beginning, making it easy to understand what they were like throughout the rest of the book. Obviously Wild Boy is a fictional character, but the author made it seem real, making the characters believable. And apart from Wild Boy, the rest seemed real too, because they were human. I did feel connected with the story, because apart from the odd bit that I struggled to read it the book definitely made me want to read on.

Review by Grace - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I really liked this book because it had alot of suspense!

Review by Adam - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed 'Wild Boy' because it had many unexpected twists which made me want to read it all at once! Also the descriptions of the characters almost made me think they were real, the descriptions were so believable!

Review by Morgan - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I enjoyed the book because I found it interesting and intriguing. I thought it was interesting was that Wild Boy was covered in hair . I also liked how it was different and unusual. I felt like I knew the characters Wild Boy is a boy accused of murder ,on the run ,thirsty for the truth. Most of the characters were believable and surprisingly realistic.

Review by Aliyah - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

Wild boy is a book full of adventure and mystery, causing people to read on and ponder on the sorcery . The characters are described in careful detail, but the emotions that the characters show aren't easily expressed . Overall the book is a very breath taking and enjoyable book !

Review by Joseph - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I found this book quite enjoyable because I felt sorry for Wild Boy because he was having a horrible time. The characters in this book weren't really believable because Wild Boy is a boy covered in hair like a monkey. I was quite happy with the ending. Finally, I did feel connected to the story because it's quite emotional and deep.

Review by Zoe - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed because I liked the surprising mysteries and murder . I felt I knew the characters as there were not many characters who were main characters so the unrealistic characters stood out. I was happy with ending as it made sense. Finally I felt connected with the story as it was emotional and suprising.

Review by Ryan - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

It is very interesting, but it is not the sort of book that I am into but as those books go it was very good.

Review by Lydia - Heanor Gate Science College
This book is rated 4 star

This book is about a boy who is completely covered in hair and joins a travelling freak show, but then is accused of murder! Although I haven't read it all yet, it is a gripping adventure book, I can't put it down. Although the book doesn't tell you who really did the murder, I have a good idea who it is. So, to conclude this is an amazing book with advanced vocabulary and a thrilling storyline.

Review by Matthew - Retford Oaks Academy
This book is rated 5 star

This book pulls at your heartstrings....they beat 'Wild Boy' up at the start because he's different but I think just because you're different doesn't mean you're not human. It's a cross between a sad and upsetting book and a bit of a thriller. It will give you the chills. It's now a definite fave for me :)

Review by Lauren - Retford Oaks Academy
This book is rated 5 star

I think this book is really good and that the author should be proud.This book is very emotional at the start because there is a freak called Wild Boy so the people beat him up. It is also a mystery and murder story, where this weird man is after a weird machine!!! This is an amazing book, I love reading it...

Review by Jonathan - Retford Oaks Academy
This book is rated 5 star

Brooding and mysterious. An extremely intellectual mystery with a twisted plot. Truly gripping from start to finish.

Review by Francesca - Retford Oaks Academy
This book is rated 4 star

Wild Boy was in an orphanage, but he's now in a freak show, full of freaks. Then there is a murder! Wild Boy is accused of murder, but he says he is innocent. He goes on a quest to find the murderer and find out about The Machine...

Review by Zhenguo - Minster School
This book is rated 5 star

I liked the book 'Wild Boy' because it was the biggest mind game at the end! My favourite character is probably Clarissa because she just doesn't care about anything.

Review by Katie - Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School
This book is rated 4 star

I'm Rating this book a three slash four because it was really good but it could have some improvements such as characters could be a bit more realistic for instance " wild boy" could have been stronger or slightly more gymnastic. I would recommend this book to a friend.

Review by Jack - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

I really enjoyed the book, as it was fast paced, exciting and an easy read. The hard terms seemed well explained and you felt as if you were in the head of the main characters. The characters were very unique and very interesting in their own way. However, they did seem to take on impossible traits and Wild boy's physique was very out of the ordinary. The ending was extremely well thought out and was very fitting, and left you feeling as if the story was complete. All through the story you felt as if you were there, witnessing the events. It was a very thrilling and exceptionally good, fun read.

Review by Michael - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

I think this book was a great mystery book especially since at the end, the criminal was the person you least expected.

Review by Oran - Chilwell School
This book is rated 4 star

It is a very exciting book with an unusual story. The wild boy's skills really interested me. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like interesting stories.

Review by Panna - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

Wild boy was as very imaginative and scary book.The character Clarissa was very believable,but wild boy didn't feel like that(this is because of the way that they expressed his look and his personality)Also,the ending was really good ,because it tells you that you can always find a way to push yourself through it.This story made me feel like I know the characters and who they are.

Review by Katie - Chilwell School
This book is rated 5 star

Wild boy is an imaginative book, and the plot made me want to keep reading. I felt that the main characters (Wild boy and Clarissa) were exiting and were interesting to read about. The ending was predictable but made me want to read the next book in the series. Rob Lloyd Jones wrote 'Wild boy' in a way that made me feel like I was running through the streets of London with him and Clarissa. A brilliant book overall.

Review by Lucy - Chilwell School
This book is rated 3 star

Rob LLoyd Jones has made me really like this book because it is full of drama, like when Wild Boy was falsely accused of murder. I felt a bit like I knew the characters; I can relate to many of there emotions. I you can find people like Clarissa in the real world, meaning some characters are belevable. The ending was ok. It ended on a weak cliff hanger. I fealt rather drawn to the book, especially the tense and dramatic parts.

Review by Ruby - Chilwell School