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The Pack

3.12  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Bradley, Victor, and Floris live with wild dogs on the dark, forgotten edge of a devastated city. Haunted by memories and abandoned by society, they have learned to survive on their own. But when Floris is kidnapped the others must venture into the unknown to save their friend. It is a dangerous journey--violent gangs walk the streets, and corrupt warlords viciously guard ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Roaring Brook Press (first published 2004)
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Just plain didn't like this one. I thought it read like a first draft, so many sentences seem disjointed and incorrectly constructed. And there is rapid overuse of the word "for" at the beginning of sentences. "For of course no Zone could contain his appetite for space.", "For when the trucks run out," etc. It's as though the author wants them to have some dramatic impact, but the overuse prevents this from happening.

Maybe rapid is the wrong word, but it's one of those things that you start to
Ryne Hall
Oct 25, 2013 Ryne Hall rated it liked it
If you had a friend who had been kidnapped would you try and save them.The adventure book called the pack by Tom Pow to me i thought it was a good book.

The setting of the book is the invisible city during the Dead time where the city is divided into forbidden territories where gangs and warlords guard and zones. The conflict would be person vs.person. In the pack three kids Bradley,Floris,and Victor live with wild dogs watched by the old woman.One day Floris gets kidnapped, so the others go to
Jan 16, 2011 Samantha rated it really liked it
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Nov 22, 2010 P.M. rated it really liked it
Bradley, Victor, and Floris share a basement hideout with Hunger, Fearless, and Shelter. They have combined themselves into a pack to eke out a survival after the Dead Time. The inhabitants of the Invisible City have returned to a lifestyle similar to the previous civilization but, for those outisde the city, life is a struggle. When Bradley helps the Old Woman bilk the Weasel out of some food, the Weasel plots revenge which leads to his kidnapping Floris and sending her to a workhouse in the ci ...more
Jan 26, 2016 Carla rated it it was amazing
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Erin Sterling
A bleak book for teens, The Pack is set in a post-apocalyptic future and about 3 kids living with wild dogs on the edge of a devastated city, supported by an Old Woman who first taught them how to survive. When one of the kids, Floris, gets kidnapped, the kids venture into the "Forbidden Territories" to save her, which is a place overrun by criminal masterminds and gangs. The question looming in the back of my mind the whole time was whether there was any redemption or any place to flee to which ...more
Apr 23, 2008 Abby rated it it was ok
This book had a promising start and one of my favorite themes -- survival in a harsh, post-apocalyptic, burned-out cityscape -- but ultimately I felt it did not live up to my expectations. The fairy-tale tie-ins were a little too obvious and trite, especially at the end of the book. More often than not the language veered into the portentous. I liked the Skreech character though -- and the dogs were great. There's a fair amount of violence in the book and stark depictions of child abuse and aban ...more
Feb 28, 2009 Brianna rated it it was ok
THis book was ok...but it was very dragged out. It seemed a little monotonous and had a sort of repetitive voice to it. It had a good idea but got a little confusing. It should have had an introduction to set the setting so that the reader understood about all these diffrent time periods and zones, better yet would be a map. I think the author could have made the book shorter. It was very hard to get through. I would suggest this to young readers who like an adventure.
Jun 16, 2009 Kayla rated it liked it
For a book I couldn't even understand half the time, was actually pretty decent. I couldn't really figure out which characters were actually dogs and which were humans. But this was a pretty good book, a good book for a rainy day.
Dec 12, 2009 Greta rated it did not like it
Another distopia. Yawn.
Oct 17, 2012 7709kyle rated it really liked it
In a post-apocalyptic world, three kids and their dogs fend for themselves in a dangerous place. They have to outwit adults to survive.
Jun 08, 2008 Dwayne rated it liked it
Post-apocalyptic world where a group of kids stick together in order to survive. The dog Hunger is my favorite character in the book. Is a dark book for young adults and a reasonably good read.
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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950. Primarily a poet, several of his collections have won awards and three of his poetry collections have been short-listed for Scottish Book of the Year. Most recently, Dear Alice – Narratives of Madness (Salt Publishing) won the poetry category in the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s Scottish Book Awards in 2009. He has also written young adult novels, pict ...more
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