Read Feral Youth Online Free - At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come from all walks of life, and they were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food, no water, and only their packs, and they’ll have to struggle to overcome their vast differences if they hope to survive.
Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, Feral Youth features characters, each complex and damaged in their own ways, who are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.
|Number of Pages||:||310 pages|
September 03, 2017
Ahhh this is just the coolest book premise; it's a collaborative story and an anthology all in one! A group of teens at an outdoor education program for troubled youth tell each other stories to pass the time. I love survival type narratives, and I thought this would remind me of that show from l...
January 24, 2018
Feral Youth is an anthology / book hybrid about teens – teens who rebel, teens who feel screwed over by a world that wants the impossible of them, teens who are not the mainstream, and most importantly, teens who kick ass.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a book like this is so diverse - with...
February 11, 2018
“People spend a lot of time thinking about the planets that might orbit all those stars, but they ignore the worlds inside themselves.”
This was the best anthology I've read so far. And that's not because of the stories itself but because they hade more in common than just a certain topic that con...
September 06, 2017
Solid short story collaboration! Feral Youth is inspired by The Caterbury Tales, which was all about people taking a journey and having a short story telling contest.
In this book we follow a group of teens who are sent to Zepplin Band, a camp for trouble youth. They spend some time learning to...
August 25, 2017
“THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN OBJECTIVE TRUTH ANYMORE. IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE. BELIEVE SOMETHING HARD ENOUGH AND – TO YOU AT LEAST – THAT’S THE TRUTH FOREVER AND EVER, AND FUCK ANYONE WHO TRIES TO TELL YOU OTHERWISE.”
I love anthologies and retellings so this was a perfect com...
September 21, 2017
Initial post reading thoughts:
I think Feral Youth may be one of the first anthologies I have ever read. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about reading multiple short stories by various authors, but this really worked. I think it gave a unique voice to each of the characters and their stori...
September 09, 2017
While I was a bit disappointed by this one, I would still recommend it. There were a few hit and miss stories, but the amazinng ones made this collection for me.
Full review to come soon on Teenreads.com!
December 26, 2017
DISCLAIMER: I ONLY READ THE STORY "A RUTHLESS DAME" BY TIM FLOREEN FROM THIS COLLECTION
not gonna lie I was expecting more. It was cute and kinda funny, but mostly I couldn't tell Tim Floreen had written it. I was expecting something WAYY bigger than the ending with how Tim always mana...
October 02, 2017
That’s why I like stories. They usually wind up revealing more about a person than what they’re tell you about themselves. It’s not that they lie intentionally, but when people describe themselves they’re really describing what they see in a mirror, and most mirrors are too distorted to show the...
September 09, 2017
Compilation of short stories never really work for me but Feral Youth did and I'm very impressed! Probably because its not your typical compilation-- 10 teenagers were sent to a disciplinary camp for their crimes and so they shared their stories. Each short stories was written by different author...