Book Reviews of Into the Wild (Warriors; Book 1)

Into the Wild (Warriors; Book 1)
Into the Wild - Warriors; Book 1
Author: Erin Hunter
ISBN-13: 9780060000028
ISBN-10: 0060000023
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 13
I am thirty-something but I enjoyed this book. The writing style is very charming in that she consistently stays in a cat dialogue by writing "he purred" or "she mewed" instead of "he/she said." There is also enough action to keep you turning the pages. Although written for kids, this may not be suitable for young sensitive children since some of the battles sound quite bloody. Older readers and adults will enjoy this book, which is the first in a series of several series (if that makes sense.)
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Helpful Score: 3
This book could have been a lot better if the characters weren't so shallow. None of them think or show reflection. Into the Wild has some creative ideas about the world from a Cat's point of view, but stumbles along predictably. I just can't get into these books! Sorry to all the Warrior Cat fans out there!
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Helpful Score: 3
Into the Wild kicks off the Warriors series. I read this book because all my friends were talking about it and I was not disappointed. The story is very interesting and once you get used the the lingo (moons, gatherings, -kit -paw -star etc.), the detailed world building really helps you to get into the story.

To be fair, there are three caveats I must mention. First, the writing is not the best in the world, with mostly minor flaws. (trying way to hard to avoid the word "said", repeating words too many times) The writing improves as the series goes on and there are no major problems. Second, as another reviewer said, the series is quite violent and might not be best for young or sensitive children. Finally, there is a LOT of characters. For some people this is a problem, though for others it just means more characters to love. There is a character list in the front.

All and all, Into the Wild is a must read for any kid 9 or 10 and up who wants an exiting adventure story that is easy to get into and provides lots to talk about and a whole series to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this series and was hooked with the first book. The first book is getting hard to find. I recommend the series to kids and adults.
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Helpful Score: 2
The story of four clans of forest clans, facing each other in combat and seeking the messages of StarClan. Rusty, an ordinary house cat, joins the forest cats. Even though it is not of the ways of the clans, but can he be a miracle? Wow, I love this series!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I know that this is a children's book, but I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to read the entire series. I think older boys (and some girls) would love this book too.
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Helpful Score: 1
Call me crazy, but I just couldn't get into this book due to its theme. The author tries to glamorize feral cats, which I find disturbing due to the knowledge of the damage they can do to local wildlife, the health risks they pose to themselves and other cats and the irresponsibility of the former pet owners who put them there. The author even manages to speak against spaying/neutering through the cats in the story. Don't get me wrong, cats are my favorite animal, but I wouldn't want to see some child read this book and then get the idea that Puss would be happier living free than in a home where it's cared for and has a longer life expectancy. Since I'm a strong supporter of responsible pet ownership, this book just bothered me. I'm sure kids would find it entertaining, but the idea of feral cats having the 'good life' just doesn't work for me because I've seen too many of them meet horrible, heartbreaking ends.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you love cat's or dogs you'll love this book it's full of adventure drama and humor!
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Helpful Score: 1
First time read of this author and this series for me and I was entranced; Cannot wait to read the rest.
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My son collects these books. It has really helped him become a better reader. I recommend them for reluctant readers.
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I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to. The origins of Fireheart are fascinating and inspiring - and this coming from someone about 20 years too old to be reading a book like this!
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32 years old reading the Warrior series and loving it. I play on a site called Mweor and while most of the people who play the game are young I have found a few older players . I would constantly see posts and mentions of FireHeart and Erin hunter.
I am so glad i decided to take a break and relax with the Warrior cats of ThunderClan.
When I was in my teens I would read Redwall and Dragonlance and I forgot how much I love books like them. This is such a refreshing series. They seem to be at a peak and are very hold to get a hold of unless you want to purchase every copy.
I purchased my first copy on ebay and the next two from the library. I am now on the forth book and I'm on a waiting list on this site and 2 local libraries. I don't know how long I can wait to start the next book. I might have to break down and purchase it. Please help me I think I have a problem ... All that said ... Great book and great series I look forward to start reading the 4th book Rising storm .
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Wonderful book! It's not only for kids, either.
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This was an enjoyable read. The first in the Warriors series.
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Call me crazy, but I just couldn't get into this book due to its theme. The author tries to glamorize feral cats, which I find disturbing due to the knowledge of the damage they can do to local wildlife, the health risks they pose to themselves and other cats and the irresponsibility of the former pet owners who put them there. The author even manages to speak against spaying/neutering through the cats in the story. Don't get me wrong, cats are my favorite animal, but I wouldn't want to see some child read this book and then get the idea that Puss would be happier living free than in a home where it's cared for and has a longer life expectancy. Since I'm a strong supporter of responsible pet ownership, this book just bothered me. I'm sure kids would find it entertaining, but the idea of feral cats having the 'good life' just doesn't work for me because I've seen too many of them meet horrible, heartbreaking ends.
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A great story. Will definitely be getting the rest of the set. Think my grandkids will really like it.
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Very good, sucked me right in. Enjoyable, quick read, for an adult! Warning, if you read fast. best to have all 6 on hand before you start. Also, if you really want to read ALL the stories, this is NOT the first one. I thought there were just 4 sets of 6... turns out, after I get to book 5, i find out there are all these back stories (written after the 4 series) taht should really be read BEFORE this book! Kind of messed all that up for me, chronologically. That made it frustrating!!
Definitely do your research, you should read at least Bluestar's Prophecy and Crookedstar's Promise!!!
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Call me crazy, but I just couldn't get into this book due to its theme. The author tries to glamorize feral cats, which I find disturbing due to the knowledge of the damage they can do to local wildlife, the health risks they pose to themselves and other cats and the irresponsibility of the former pet owners who put them there. The author even manages to speak against spaying/neutering through the cats in the story. Don't get me wrong, cats are my favorite animal, but I wouldn't want to see some child read this book and then get the idea that Puss would be happier living free than in a home where it's cared for and has a longer life expectancy. Since I'm a strong supporter of responsible pet ownership, this book just bothered me. I'm sure kids would find it entertaining, but the idea of feral cats having the 'good life' just doesn't work for me because I've seen too many of them meet horrible, heartbreaking ends.
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This Isnt The exact book I have
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exciting and well written great for tween girls
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If you like animals than ladies and gentlemen get ready to read the best animal searies of a lifetime.Wow i started to read this book in 4th grade and even in sixth every once in a while i read this searies.It is well...AMAZING. If you want to go on an adventure warriors will take you on one that will make you breathless.Get ready to read an amazing searies!
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Call me crazy, but I just couldn't get into this book due to its theme. The author tries to glamorize feral cats, which I find disturbing due to the knowledge of the damage they can do to local wildlife, the health risks they pose to themselves and other cats and the irresponsibility of the former pet owners who put them there. The author even manages to speak against spaying/neutering through the cats in the story. Don't get me wrong, cats are my favorite animal, but I wouldn't want to see some child read this book and then get the idea that Puss would be happier living free than in a home where it's cared for and has a longer life expectancy. Since I'm a strong supporter of responsible pet ownership, this book just bothered me. I'm sure kids would find it entertaining, but the idea of feral cats having the 'good life' just doesn't work for me because I've seen too many of them meet horrible, heartbreaking ends.
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I got this for my 9 year old grandson. He loved it and is hoping to read more in the series.
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My daughter is not a fast reader but the fun and excitement of this book carried her through it in about 1 week. She didn't put it down and we have now ordered the next two in the series. Thumbs up from my 13 year old.
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great book of an interesting series of books
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My 9 year old daughter LOVES this series!!!!
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Call me crazy, but I just couldn't get into this book due to its theme. The author tries to glamorize feral cats, which I find disturbing due to the knowledge of the damage they can do to local wildlife, the health risks they pose to themselves and other cats and the irresponsibility of the former pet owners who put them there. The author even manages to speak against spaying/neutering through the cats in the story. Don't get me wrong, cats are my favorite animal, but I wouldn't want to see some child read this book and then get the idea that Puss would be happier living free than in a home where it's cared for and has a longer life expectancy. Since I'm a strong supporter of responsible pet ownership, this book just bothered me. I'm sure kids would find it entertaining, but the idea of feral cats having the 'good life' just doesn't work for me because I've seen too many of them meet horrible, heartbreaking ends.
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For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the Thunderclan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister Shadowclan grows stronger everyday. Noble warriors are dying - and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty...who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.
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Four clans of wild cats and their world