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Two brothers will need all their wilderness skills to survive when they set off into the woods of Wyoming in search of their absent father.

Jake and Taylor Wilder have been taking care of themselves for a long time. Their father abandoned the family years ago, and their mother is too busy working and running interference between the boys and her boyfriend, Bull, to spend a lot of time with them. Thirteen-year-old Jake spends most of his time reading. He pours over his father’s journal, which is full of wilderness facts and survival tips. Eleven-year-old Taylor likes to be outside playing with their dog, Cody, or joking around with the other kids in the neighborhood.

But one night everything changes. The boys discover a dangerous secret that Bull is hiding.

And the next day, they come home from school to find their mother unconscious in an ambulance. Knowing they are no longer safe and with nowhere else to go, the Wilder Boys head off in search of their father. They only have his old letters and journal to help them, but they have to make it.

It’s a long journey from the suburbs of Pittsburgh to the wilderness of Wyoming; can the Wilder Boys find their father before Bull catches up with them?
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on August 8, 2017 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 148143263X
ISBN-13: 9781481432634
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  • genius1326
    genius1326Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm55 stars
    Great book, about adventure and mystery, two boys leave home with few supplies and a dog. It was really funny and good, but a lot of parts where the characters discover a secret.
    • ejvarga
      ejvargaSunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm
      Wilder Boys looks like an adventurous journey though the woods search for someone or something. I enjoy reading books like Wilder Boys. It looks REALLY good to read over the summer!!!! :)
      • laurajane
        laurajaneWednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9:59 am
        Jake and Taylor live with their sick mother and her abusive boyfriend, Bull(who is only her boyfriend to get her Social Security checks ). When their mother gets beat up badly enough by bull to go to the hospital,Jake Taylor,and their dog Cody leave to find their father in Wyoming. Fans of Hatchet will love this survival story.

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