The Call of the Wild
Buck, a huge half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, lives a comfortable life with a wealthy man, until the man’s gardener kidnaps him. Showing Buck the harder side of life and cruelty, Buck is sold and forced to join other dogs in pulling a sled in harsh, cold weather. Many people believe there is gold in Alaska and there is a rush to find it. Buck has many hard lessons to learn if he wants to survive. With rivals and ambitions, Buck soon finds himself facing the head dog in a battle for leadership. Will Buck win or lose? To lose could mean injury or death.
Changes in ownership and conditions makes Buck adapt quickly or possible face death. Some men are desperate and greedy for gold, overestimating themselves and the dogs—can Buck and his fellow dogs survive? The Call of the Wild was a novel about a dog that must adapt and learn the law of survival and possible rewards or consequences. People of will enjoy this book for ages to come!
In "The Call of the Wild", the main character, Buck who is actually a dog, starts off living with a very wealthy family. There, he is treated as royalty: getting walks in the morning, run of the huge backyard, and the love of a family. But before Buck knows it he is inside a a stuffy crate and is being shipped to "the man in the red sweater."
From there he is placed on a ship and is harshly. After the boat he is placed with his last of the evil humans, Francois. When he is released shortly for a bathroom break, Buck takes off with no direction but plenty of freedom. For the rest of his life he is destined to live on his own in the wild.
This book is great. I loved Buck for his will to never give up even when being whipped and beaten. He had to live on The Call of the Wild. It was great because it not only had suspense but there was also a lot of drama.
"The Call of the Wild is a wonderful book for young adults. The book is great for boys because they would enjoy the outdoors and suspense, but girls might enjoy it too due to the awesome drama.