Topic: Wildwood by:Colin Meloy
In the beginning of this book the author, Colin Meloy, introduces the main character, Prue McKeel. Prue is a questioning, responsible girl, with a love of reading. Which is why I relate to her so much, meaning if I had to choose someone to hang out with it would be her because we share many of the same qualities. Prue is the oldest of two children in her family with an energetic one year old brother named Mac. One day after returning library books Prue and Mac went to the park in their neighbourhood. While they are there numerous crows began landing near and flying over Mac. Soon there became so many crows that they began to lift Mac off the ground and into the sky. Prue was so shocked at the sight that she was motionless. When Prue finally snaps out of it, it’s to late to save Mac from the murder of crows. They were already a mile away from Prue and heading towards what the people of Portland called “The Impassable Wilderness.” It is called this because no one has ever returned after entering and no one lives there since it is so overgrown with trees. This is where Prue’s adventure to save her baby brother begins in the book Wildwood.