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Into the Wild (Warriors #1)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  37,792 ratings  ·  3,345 reviews
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 every day. 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 . . ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by HarperTrophy (first published January 1st 2003)
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Dec 04, 2013 Dominique rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cat and Adventure lovers!
I wish there was a higher rating, beacuse this is the BEST series in the world!!!!!!!!!!!
If you like this one,then read the following in order.(It is important to read them in order,or you will miss important parts of the story.)

Book one- Into the Wild
Book two- Fire and Ice
Book three- Forest of Secrets
Book four- Rising Storm
Book five- A Dangerous Path
Book six- The Darkest Hour

Book one- Midnight
Book two- Moonrise
Book three- Dawn
Book four- Starligh
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Dec 03, 2013 Kat (Lost in Neverland) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat lovers of all ages
Recommended to Kat (Lost in Neverland) by: Good ol' mum
Best book and series in the world.

So... Warriors. No, not that awesome 80's flick starring that guy from Xanadu. Unfortunately.

Warriors, Into the Wild is Book 1 of 6 (SIX!!) in the first of like---- a zillion series. My 10 yr old daughter is in love with these books---she can devour one a day (and the way that they are churned out....) She is so into these that she asked my husband and I to give them a shot. Fine, I can take one for the team, I mean, heck, she's reading, right?

Thing is, it's not so bad. You've got a li'l bit o
Vane J.

The first thing you need to know about me is that I hate cats. HATE THEM. They're are the living creatures I dread the most after roaches. I'm serious. I can't think about cats without flinching. I hear one, and I shudder. I see one, and I want to vomit. One gets near me and the good girl inside me is in risk of going far far away. I just can't stand them.

The second thing you need to know is that I hate stories about talking animals. I literally cannot watch a TV show or a movie where there are
Dec 04, 2013 Anna-Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
This book is about a house cat who is tired of being a house cat and wants to go into the wild. Then he mets a kitten from a 'clan' and goes with him into the forest and mets the rest of the Thunderclan. This book sounds boring, but really, it is a great book. The author is very descriptive and makes it all very interesting. There a four clans, Thunderclan, Windclan, Riverclan and Shadowclan. The whole series, and there are a lot of them, is about the four clans fighting to stay alive and also t ...more
Kater Cheek
My kids adore these novels, so I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to read them too. I figured I'd like them. After all, I like middle grade and YA fiction, and cats are cool, and Watership Down was one of my favorite novels of all time. So how could a book about warrior housecats go wrong?

If you're one of those people that hate cilantro, than any salsa with cilantro in it is going to hit your "ick, soapy" button and displease you. This novel hit a lot of my ick buttons. For one, it
This review is by Pippi, guest reviewer, age 1 and a half; tabby cat.

This is a book about cats who live in the wild and they catch mice and eat them and they fight. There are four colonies of cats and one of them is mean and steals the other colonies food.

At first I thought this book was hard to read because even though it's written in English they try to translate cat words into English so it's hard to follow at first until you get used to the cat words.

At the beginning of the story Rusty is a
My absolute favorite series!!! I have almost all of them, and read them over and over and over and over!!! Great story to learn about the true meaning of following your heart, loyalty, and friendship.
Adam Crossley
Are you a cat or a dog person?

If you answered cat, this book is for you!

It follows the adventures of a house cat who escapes into the woods and joins a tribe a fierce wild cats who regularly engage in battles for more hunting territory.

The plot has a lot about nobility and it is easy to see parallels between this story and classic stories of knights and squires such as The Knights of the Round Table.

As an English teacher, I have several students who love this book and the entire series it is
Jun 27, 2007 Maddog rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat and Adventure Lovers alike
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It was a nice change of pace to go from books about world domination, destruction and lots of deaths and suffering to something much more relaxing and laid back. And though i admit it was a bit weird to read about clans of cats fighting, talking, having vision it was quite fun. Also being a big fan of Jack London in my younger days helped quite a bit.

The story is nicely written, the pacing is also quite right and the story moves at a nice clip never being boring.

So dig right and ignore the mouse
Aug 03, 2011 Hayden rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!
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Grace Tjan
This is my daughter Jess' review. Jess is 11.

This review won the Ultimate Book Reviewer Award given by her school's Language Arts teacher.

Do you ever wonder what your pet cat thinks about? Fantasy author Erin Hunter brings you this spine-tingling, action-packed, fantasy adventure novel about wild cats. Explore and experience the land from the eyes of Rusty, a common house cat that dreams about the forest and all its wonders.

One fateful day, Rusty finds himself walking towards Thunderclan camp,
I wanted to give the Warriors books the old college try, seeing as I love both cats and animal stories. I had seen how wildly popular they are among the YA readers in my library, and I do enjoy well-written YA novels. But this one turned out to be more of a furball than a saucer of milk.

Perhaps if I were fifteen years younger, I’d be devouring the Warriors books. But by now, the story contained in Into the Wild seemed trite and contrived; a watered-down version of a hundred other animal adventu
Laura V.
Es bastante bueno. Me gusta. Se nota que el Clan tiene una organización firme, y Zarpa de Fuego es la cosa más mona del mundo. Lo bueno es que NO te olvidas de que son gatos, ni tampoco son gatos que parecen humanos. Es rarito pero se entiende y atrapa.
Definitivamente lo seguiré.

Reto A Contrareloj: Protagonista animal
Haley  *on the cold winds of night you will find me*
This review is for the all of the Warriors books (not New Prophecy or Power of Three or Omen of the Stars- just the first and original subseries)

These books were amazing. Nowadays it is very hard for me to find a book that I absolutely love. The Warriors series was able to hook me and bring me into the story. These books are about a housecat named Rusty who joins one of the four warrior clans living in the forest, Thunderclan. He makes some new friends, but is faced with a lot of prejudice beca
Warriors in my opinion was a very good book. The plot of the story was very interesting. Every time that something important or astonishing happen it hooks you more into the book. Its begging is okay but the end was good because it tells you things that you didn’t know. The situations that occur in the story are incredible and you will like them even more if you imagined it. The cat in the story wants to change his life to do adventures things and that is maybe one of the reasons the author writ ...more
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 every day. 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.

Into the Wild is the beginning of a 6 book series, featuring a young
Into the wild is about a kitty-pet (cat that lives with humans)
named Rusty who always has dreams of the forest. Then one day when he ventures into the forest he met up with some wild cats. When they offer him to join their clan he decides he should. What happens to Rusty in the wild? Read. O.o
Jul 29, 2008 Alex rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat lovers

I found this series while at the library, at first the book looked like cat fights. When I looked at the back it was actually book 3 (Fire & Ice). I found book one and found it interesting. I had 1/3 of the book done by the time I left the library. I finished it the next day. After loving the first book I had to get the sequel. I found it at Barns & Noble along with book three and book four coming out that fall. I was able to finish the entire series within two years. The way the last b
I was already reluctant to read it because (sorry) but I'm not a Cat lover. And love the Survivor books by Erin Hunter. I though I'd try it because everyone compares Survivors to Warriors...... But I'm just not interested in this. I Love My Doggie!
A cat named Rusty finds that there is more to life then being a kittypet (housecat). When he gets rescued from his former life by a cat named Bluestar he finds that life is very complicated outside home. Will Rusty make it through or will life outside his kittypet home get the better of him?
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An awesome part of the warriors series! This book is about a young house cat, (kittypet) who wants to explore the wild. He meets a wild cat, from a 'clan' and joins them. One of the best books ever!!!
Do you hate that if your are separated form the rest just because you don't have the natural blood needed for that task, but you don't care because you speak what is in your heart and you are willing to die to help? The Warriors books are about cats that have there own clan with leaders and territory.Each clan also has a medical cat ,deputy ,warriors ,apprentices,queens and elders.There are five clans wind clan,shadow clan,river clan,thunder clan and star clan which is where the dead cats go to ...more
Jordynn Harwood
Warriors: Into the Wild. The time this book came out I was in the fifth grade and I judged it by the cover. Boring. Finally when the eighth grade came I picked up the book in the school's library for something different since that was when the Twilight obsession started. The book started a little slow for me, but once I start something I finish it. By the end of the book came near I was giddy to get the next. Feral cats living in the forest by the moors and the river, in the deep pines where the ...more
Stefanie Hasse
Diese Rezension wurde von unserem 8-jährigen Sohn im Rahmen einer Buchbesprechung für den Unterricht verfasst.

„Als Feuerpfote sich reckte, um mit der Zunge die letzten Spuren von Mäuseblut von den Schnurrhaaren zu lecken, ertönte Blausterns Stimme vom Hochstein herab. Rotschweifs toter Körper lag noch immer unten auf der Lichtung, hellgrau im verblassenden Licht des Tages.“
(S. 61/62)

Der Hauskater Sammy trifft eines Tages auf ein paar Krieger aus dem Donner Clan. Er wird eingeladen,
Sparky Lurkdragon
Wow, this is a dumb book.

My main gripe here is that these characters are not cats. Despite the grumblings about twolegs etc, they really don't think like small, semi-social predators. These are humans in cat suits: little furry Magical Native Americans (tm), or at least someone's warped view thereof. It feels like it's trying to be Watership Down with cats, but seems to fail to realize the reason why Watership Down is so awesome is because the Watership rabbits are RABBITS: they're not human, th
Kade Cheatham
Into the Wild by Erin Hunter is an exiting fiction-adventure book taking place in a forest behind some human houses. The book is a terrific book about trusting others, but it is telling a story of cats. The main character was an outside pet but the joined one of the four clans. There are thunder clan, river clan, shadow clan and wind clan. The four clans do not live in unison except for at the gathering. Rusty, the main character is an apprentice since he just joined and must learn the many ways ...more
Kate Hastings
RL 790. I have mixed feelings about this book. It took me a long time to engage me, as I felt the author spent too much time giving names to cats and places and not enough time developing the plot.

But in the later chapters, I really started to like the story and couldn't put it down. Then at the end she reverted to names again. I almost want to read the second book to see if she'll actually start telling stories.

The premise of this series reminds me somewhat of the Redwall series, though Redwall
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
The main reason why I read this book is that I also wrote a book about talking cats before I had ever heard of this series, and I just wanted to see how my own story compares. First of all, I was relieved that my own novel is completely different. As for the book itself, I thought it was good. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't bad either. Is it worth all the hype over it? I'm not sure. Of course, the books are not really written for teens my age--probably for a slightly younger audience. It didn't ha ...more
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Phillips, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Survivors.

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