Advance reader reviews of Wrecker by Summer Wood.

Wrecker

A Novel

By Summer Wood

Wrecker
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2011,
    304 pages.

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  • Tracy T. (Wakefield, RI)


    Wrecker
    I didn't know if I had miscalculated the time I might have to read/review the book or was it that I just wasn't drawn in by the book. Fortunately, once I found the time I was able to appreciate the story of Wrecker and the eclectic group who come to love and care for him. Most characters have depth and soul and allow the reader to invest in and care about the fate and future of Wrecker. It is a lovely book with pace, poignancy and plenty of heart.
  • Debra P. (Belmont, NC)


    It takes a village!
    I was really moved by this story. It is so revealing as to how we often treat the most vulnerable in our society... our children...Wrecker had a rough beginning, but he became a blessing to several others just because of his situation. I loved the way each character was impacted by the events and received clarity into their own situations as a result of knowing Wrecker. I became engulfed in this boy's life as I waited to see how things were going to turn out and it was a "page turner." This book reminded me a little of "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. I will definitely recommend it for my book group because I know we will have some very interesting discussions.
  • Carolyn A. (Questa, NM)


    Wrecker
    "Wrecker" is an eloquent, loving, human book. It grabs you on the first page and never lets you go. The characters are utterly perfect. As an older reader, I often forget the names of people in books. Not this one. Wrecker is a book that will stay with you for a long time.
  • Shelley C. (Eastport, NY)


    Wrecker
    This is truly an excellent story with so many interesting elements. However, I found it difficult to read and at times almost put it aside intent on never picking it up again. I am glad though that I stuck with it. The ending was really a good payoff for me. It made me feel really good that there are second chances in life and there are strangers out there who could become really good friends; even family.
  • Suzanne G. (Tucson, AZ)


    A good story......
    I enjoyed the book very much. I felt some characters could have been expanded to get a better picture of their involvement. For instance: What was Ruth's story? Or Johnny Appleseed's story? "Wrecker" had a predictable ending but the journey there kept my interest peaked. I even approved of Willow's and Len's love. And, of course, love of each family member as the book unfolded.
  • Denice B. (Fort Bragg, CA)


    Wrecker
    Wrecker, a novel whose premise had given me great hope, was a disappointment. This story of a boy raised among a small household of unrelated people in the wilds of Humbolt County could have been so much deeper. I read the writer's words, but didn't hear individual voices from the underdeveloped and almost interchangeable characters; perhaps the story would have have been more engaging if told from the boy's point of view. Luckily, it was written simply so was easy to get through.
  • Penny P. (Santa barbara, Calif)


    Wrecker......worth a read
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a very descriptive story with characters that seemed to come alive. The little boy had parts of any little boy I have ever known. The other characters in the book were truly unique. While it was sad to see the boy taken from his mother, he probably had a much better (certainly more interesting life) with his "adopted family". I think almost anyone who reads the book will like it.
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