7 Reasons to Read “The Wild Things” by Dave Eggers

  1. It’s by Dave Eggers.
  2. Remember the line “I’ll eat you up, I love you so!”  Well, we get to see what that really means in the book.
  3. The monsters all talk like adults, but they have no judgment.  That’s either really interesting, or a terrifying commentary on adults.
  4. Eggers does a masterful job of maintaining the tone of the original Where the Wild Things Are, in a satisfying full-length novel.
  5. Reading it lets you crawl into the mind of an 8 year old boy and live vicariously for a while.  Reminds me of why I’m glad I’m not still eight years old, and why I sometimes wish I were eight years old.
  6. There are hundreds of tiny cats where the wild things live.
  7. Max’s crazy neighbor.


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2 responses to “7 Reasons to Read “The Wild Things” by Dave Eggers

  1. Definitely going to read! I read it a million times to my own son Max (now 17)! Favorite line: That night in Max’s room, a forest grew and grew and grew, until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around. ; )

  2. I love that line too! When I was about 14, I did a “Where the Wild Things Are” play. It was so fun!

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