Title: Going Wild
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Going Wild
Recommended for: 3rd-7th Grade
Pages: 375 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION MCMANN
Synopsis: Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona…and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant—and that’s just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers. So Charlie is forced to put her trust in new friends to help her uncover the surprising truth behind the mysterious bracelet.
This was a fun book, lots of action. I really liked Charlie the main character, she was someone you could connect with. Charlie and her family has just moved to Arizona and so you see how they struggle to get settled in their new jobs and schools. It is hard for Charlie and her brother to adjust to a new school as well as Dad not being a stay-at-home dad anymore. Then Charlie stumbles on a package that is addressed to Charlie Wilde. The package held a bracelet and an note saying, ” You know what to do.” Charlie puts it on and then strange things happen. She is able to run really fast at times or is really strong. She finds out there are five powers connected to the bracelet. Charlie and her new friends try to figure out the bracelet, while someone is searching for the bracelet. Some of the things Charlies does gets noticed. This does end with a cliff hanger.