Review: We Are Savages

we are savages


Rating: 5 stars


We Are Savages is the story of 12 year old Tris and what she finds when she runs from the responsibility of her household and descends through a rain grate into the child run world of Nowhere.

“You go to bed angry or sad enough you can wake up just about anywhere,” the Savages tell her.

Nowhere is a brick utopia hidden in the sewers; made up of sweets, sports, hammocks, and fireflies.

But even this haven, free of parents and protocol, is not everything it seems. Haunted by dark specters known only as Phocydes, feared for their reputation of consuming children whole,

Tris works both to hunt and to hide from these hooded shadows. But something about them is familiar; something about them fires her curiosity more than her fear. And Tris slowly begins to realize that, no matter where you go, fear and responsibility are not things you can escape. The only thing to do is face them.


This book was reminding me of something but I couldn’t place what. I just knew it wasn’t Where the wild things are.

I really loved this book.
I loved the characters, they were just perfect.  It was hard to pick a favourite.

Tris for her innocent nature, rarely (if ever) found in a 12 year old any more. Something that I think the author deserves a standing ovation for.
Declan for not being ashamed to admit he was afraid.( Another thing that the author deserves kudos for)

Logan for wanting to be seen for who he was, for trying to take care of all the kids of Nowhere and of course for the fireflies.

Aya for being tough as nails.

We are savages is a book that I started and flew through really quickly.  It keeps you reading, wanting to find out more about Nowhere and all that’s hidden in its shadows.

Nowhere is a child’s dream. But it’s not perfect.Which I think makes the book that much better.
Kids dream about a world with no parents but even if they have a short time with no rules etc. they are going to want to go back to reality eventually.

There are books for every childhood that just need to be read.  “Classics” of childhood. For lack of another term.
Milestones of a sort. We are savages, is one of those books.

Kids need books that deal with issues they face, whether it’s parents. siblings,  bullying or something other. We are savages does just that.
This is one of those books you will want to tell everyone you meet about.

Read this book.


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