This threesome of friends, Jessie, Will, and Allie, and Jessie's dog Oriole, get themselves in a fair amount of trouble. This book takes place in the middle of nowhere, Schafer Meadows within the Great Bear Wilderness. They get caught up in the middle of the mystery to find out who is poaching animals. However, Jessie's parents don't want her involved in any way, so they have to do a bit of sneaking to pull this off. They made a wrong turn here and there, quite like another character, Lost, who they suspected for quite a time. Eventually, they do find the true thieves.
I enjoyed this book- it is similar to a present day Sherlock Homes. However, these preteens took quite a bit more risks then he did, and they did some sneaking behind their parent's backs. While this book is an enjoying, adventurous read, it got just a bit boring at times. With that in mind, I believe that this book is more geared towards younger kids, but an older kid could enjoy this book as well. All in all, Stealing the Wild is a book that will stick out from the crowd, and you won't forget it easily.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Nappannee, Indiana United States of America