I meet Paul Greci when I first started going to the ALAN Workshop back in 2003. For fifteen years I have been looking forward to seeing Paul and to having a brief chat. Then, one year, Paul had a YA book of his own, Surviving Bear Island. He has a long and successful career has an educator and youth advocate.
I was able to score an early copy of his new book, The Wild Lands. It is a wonderful example of a post-apocalyptic adventure. Think Neal Shusterman’s Dry and a host of others. I think Greci’s newest book should not be ignored. If you have students that like an outdoor adventure then you should be introducing them to Greci’s books. Think Gary Paulson, Ben Michaelson, and bit of James Dashner.
An Interview with Paul Greci
Book Reviews for The Wild Lands.
“Heart thumping suspense for readers who liked Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave.” –Booklist
“This rugged survival story places a group of teens in a dark, burned-out post-apocalyptic nightmare. Your heart will pound for them as they face terrible dangers and impossible odds. Gripping, vivid, and haunting!” — Emmy Laybourne, international bestselling author of the Monument 14 Trilogy
“A compelling story that wouldn’t let me stop reading. Greci has created both a frightening landscape and characters you believe in and want to survive it.” — Eric Walters, author of the bestselling Rule of Three series
“A brutal vision of things to come. Greci delivers an apocalyptic odyssey that’s honest, relentless, and backed by his firsthand knowledge of the wilderness.” — Lex Thomas, author of the Quarantine series
“Heart-racing… A rugged wilderness lover’s post-disaster survivalist tale.” –Kirkus Reviews
Chosen as one of January's Best New Young Adult Books from Barnes & Noble