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Classic Made Modern eBooks > The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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Lissa (lissastaley) | 44 comments Mod
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903) details Buck’s struggle as he is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California and forced into the harsh life of a Yukon sled dog during the 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Read the free ebook and discuss it here or at or in person at the Classic Made Modern eBook Discussion at the library, Marvin Auditorium 101C, 1:30–3:00 pm, Mon Nov 4, 2013.

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Kelli (KelliSmith) | 183 comments Mod
I remember reading this in my 8th grade English class. I should revisit it for next month's discussion.

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Lissa (lissastaley) | 44 comments Mod
I've never read it (yet) but I think it's going to be a great discussion. This group hasn't ever read a book with an animal main character, that I can remember. Should be interesting!

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I read The Call of the Wild as a teenager. It was a great story once you got past the cruelty and greed of human kind. Makes cry and want to keep reading to see how it ends.

Miranda (MirandaEricssonKendall) | 37 comments Mod
I just read this with Sky and David a couple of months ago, and I also read it as a middle schooler. It is a great book, but as Cheryll mentioned there are some really wrenching scenes of cruelty that you'll never forget. There's also a bit of racism. It provided a good opportunity to discuss those issues with my son, and the writing style and vocabulary are also a nice challenge for younger readers. Hope you enjoy it!

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