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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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