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~Book ☣ A Wild Thing ♵ The Townspeople Believed She Was A Demon SpiritThey Frightened Each Other With Tales Of A Wild Young Creature Glimpsed Here And There For An Instant, Then Vanished In Truth, Morag Was A Lonely Young Runaway, A Girl, Not Quite Sixteen Years Old, Who Had Deserted The Poverty And Pain Of Life As An Unwanted Child To Live A Harsh Dream Of Freedom In The Wilderness Her Home Was A Cave, Her Companions Two Goats And A Moss Covered Skeleton Until, One Day, A Boy Wandered Into Her Strange, Solitary Existence And Brought With Him All The Joys And Evil Of The Civilization She Had FledThe Most Provocative Adventure Story Since Lord Of The Flies Extraordinary The New York Times What a sad little book Perhaps an object lesson to young people inclined to make a run for it I always wondered what poor Morag thought she was going to do when winter came The dream of living in freedom in the wilderness is enormously appealing on a summer s day With snow lying five feet deep outside the cave, freedom becomes an appalling struggle just to survive and an Inuit girl of such tender years would find it a big ask in those environs sigh As I began, such a sad little book. I found this book both beautiful and disturbing Just thinking about if makes me slightly uncomfortable, and yet it has followed me thorough two moves while many other favored stories were left behind There is something quite compelling about it. An absolutely beautiful book Very sad I read it a very long time ago Just ordered it off of I will re read then add a proper review. Lost my original copy purchased in high school through Scholastic , but located a copy through Alibris I m looking forward to rereading a book that has long stayed with me. Morag is a 15 year old girl in Scotland who climbed on a bus to escape her neglectful childhood and the series of unpleasant foster homes that followed it Her destination some beautiful, remote mountains beyond a small village, as depicted in a photograph she clipped from a newspaper This photo is her happy place, something she looks at to daydream when life gets to be too much She doesn t have much of a plan, and due only to tenacity and some extraordinary luck, she manages to not die within a few days.She gets set up in a cave, abducts a couple of feral goats, and steals some things from nearby farmhouses in order to get herself going And at first, living in the wilderness is good for Morag being alone with nothing to do but take care of her own needs gives her a measure of peace that she never had in her previous life Side note it wasn t pointedly addressed, but there was something off about Morag s mental state Maybe just a case of ADD combined with an unstable family life, maybe something After a while, though, loneliness and boredom begin to set in Also, the superstitious rural townfolk have compared notes about things going missing from their homes and yards, and think that some sort of demon is responsible What will happen to Morag Spoiler alert nothing good.This book made me feel things It was a darker take on the same themes as Island of the Blue Dolphins, although the heroine of that book, better prepared, lasted 18 years instead of nine months I know A Wild Thing has a sad ending, but I still got a deep feeling of peace reading about this young girl who goes weeks and months without encountering another living soul It s the sort of thing that sometimes sounds very appealing to me, usually when I m getting especially tired of having my boyfriend s obnoxious cat around all the time It s not something I ever seriously consider, but I would seriously consider rereading this once every few years when I want to feel that sweet, sweet solitude.