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Into the Wild (Warriors #1)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  31,594 ratings  ·  2,956 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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Dominique
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.)

1.WARRIORS
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


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

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Kim
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
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Anna-Marie
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
Angela
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
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Savita
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.
Maddog
Jun 27, 2007 Maddog rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat and Adventure Lovers alike
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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
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Hayden
Aug 03, 2011 Hayden rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!
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Edu
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
Jean
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
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,
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Cheryl
Ok, done. I can certainly see the appeal for kids. I'm sure I would have loved it when I was 8 or 9. And there's nothing I can really pinpoint about what's lacking. Maybe it's because the characters are rather stock & predictable - I mean, of course so'n'so is going to turn out to be the bad guy, and of course so'n'so is too good to live.

I did enjoy the world-building, for example the different names for the characters. But even there I've a question - if one's name changes according to one'
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Alex
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
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Deeken
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?
♥кαтє ~Wɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴡᴇ'ᴅ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ sᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴀʀs~♥
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!!!
Aju
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
Steffi und Kay his-and-her-books
Diese Rezension wurde von unserem 8-jährigen Sohn im Rahmen einer Buchbesprechung für den Unterricht verfasst.

Zitat:
„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)

Inhalt:
Der Hauskater Sammy trifft eines Tages auf ein paar Krieger aus dem Donner Clan. Er wird eingeladen,
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Nicole
Every now and then, I lose my reading mojo. I lost it bad at the end of last semester and dawdled on my to-read list during my break and finally got it back after rereading Into the Wild.

Now, Into the Wild isn't a YA novel, nor is it one of the genres I normally review - after all, animals as the main characters don't pop up enough for me to really take a look at it.

But I really love this series and since I never reviewed it the first few times reading it, I thought - well, why not?

Now, the writ
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Peacegal
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
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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
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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
Susan
Feb 26, 2009 Susan rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cat lovers, adventure fans, series buffs
Shelves: booktalkers
At first I had a difficult time getting into this book--mostly because I own a beloved "kittypet" who has been to the cutter (thank goodness) and would be totally scorned by the tough kitties who inhabit the world of the Warriors. Their world seemed a little forced to me, unlilke the world of the rabbits in Watership Down, but eventually I was drawn into the soap opera of their lives, curious to know if my guess as to the identity of the traitor in the Thunderclan's midst was correct (it was). W ...more
Meghan L
I have to agree that this is a difficult concept to grasp... for people who do not normally read these sort of books. If you are a good fantasy reader though, you will understand that its not the facts or realism that make the book good. Its the believablility. The way that the author pulls you in and makes you believe and maybe even want to take part in this completelly different world he has created. It's what fantasy is all about! Personally i think this book reflected that very well. I am ve ...more
Melanie
Jul 01, 2008 Melanie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: read-kids-books
I don't get why these books are so popular. The stories are convoluted and unbelievable. The cats have religion! And they bury their dead! How do they do that? They share food. They have communal hunts. If these things are cats, I never seen one before in my life.

Further, this book in particular sends a very bad message about neutering your pets. That alone should keep it from being recommended reading. It also glorifies feral cats, which are extremely destructive to native bird and reptile popu
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R-kyuu
This book is about wild cats living in the forest, river, the fields and in the house of human. there are a group called clans in this book, those are the Shadow clan, wind clan, River clan and the thunder clan. it is a custom in that clans that all the cats are clan born- in other words that the cats must be not form other clans or form the human house cats, but that is begging to change. one house cats wonders in to the thunder clan territory and he gets caught in the patrols of the thunder cl ...more
Josiah
"Warriors should suffer their pain silently".

—Tigerclaw, "Into the Wild", P. 65

The authors (or "Erin Hunter") has certainly shown an excellent ability for the writing of animal fantasy in this volume.
From page one, circumstances lead the house cat Rusty away from his easy life of domestication toward a tougher but ostensibly more rewarding existence as a tomcat warrior in one of the clans of wild cats that live by their wits in the forest. By itself, this choice will carry meaning for reade
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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
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
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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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