Wild Boy and the Black Terror - YA Review by Sam T

Reader: Sam T.
Age: 15
Title: Wild Boy and the Black Terror
Author: Rob Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 05/12/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: I thought Wild Boy as a main character was surprisingly easy to relate to, even though he is a younger kid. The setting is interesting and the mystery kept me reading.
Memorable or Forgettable: It seemed pretty memorable, as it is an interesting addition to the genres it belongs to. It is pretty original and it was believable enough to be interesting.
Cover: The black diamond on the front cover related and so did the London skyline. However, the skeleton didn't really seem to relate, other than the fact that it involves a murder mystery. It was an interesting enough design that I picked it up.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q - Better than most
Popularity: 3P - Some teen appeal
Annotation: Circus freaks Wild Boy and Clarissa have never really been accepted anywhere, (especially after being falsely accused of murder before the events of this book) which is why they live with the Gentlemen - scientists and military men meant to keep the Queen safe in nineteenth-century England. A new threat appears - a murderer who claims to be working for a demon and will stop at nothing to accomplish his goals. Will super sleuth Wild Boy and acrobat Clarissa save the Queen?

tags:  adventure / mystery / ya lit

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