Girl in the Wild by Beth Orsoff


Purchase Link: Girl in the Wild
Country Set in: United States- Alaska
My rating: 4 stars

Summary: When Los Angeles publicist Sydney Green convinces her boss to let her produce a documentary for the Save the Walrus Foundation, the only thing she is really interested in saving is herself. Sydney sees the walrus as merely a means to improving her career and her love life—and not necessarily in that order. For any other client Sydney would’ve killed the project the second she learned she’d be the one having to spend a month in rural Alaska, but for rising star and sometimes boyfriend Blake McKinley, no sacrifice is ever too great.

Yet, a funny thing happens on the way to the Arctic. A gregarious walrus pup, a cantankerous scientist, an Australian sex goddess, a Star Wars obsessed six-year-old, and friends and nemeses both past and present rock Sydney Green’s well-ordered world. Soon Sydney is forced to choose between doing what’s easy and doing what’s right.

Girl in the Wild is a bright, comical tale of ambition, romance…and walruses.

I must admit, I thought the walrus mentioned in the above summary would have a different part, but the truth is even though the story was great, the walrus pup is the story that stuck with me. If I saw something like that I know my life would be changed too.

Because Global Warming is real people and his story is true. No spoilers here, but I think this book is worth reading for that part alone.

I enjoyed this story, I am someone who finds volunteering with wild life fascinating and I know I personally want to do this someday.

While this story did not really mention too many sites and places it did mention the midnight sun and Walrus Island.

So my favorite parts of the book, I enjoyed the banter between Ethan and Sydney. I know both publicists and scientists and I found the character flaws believable. I found the facts about walruses most fascinating and I would have never thought to google Save the Walrus Foundation. It exists and you should totally check it out.

The story of Brutus broke my heart. No spoilers here.

The characters were flawed, they were raw and they were real.

My only complaint about the book is when I reached 72% I knew how it would end, and that is why it lost a star. Otherwise this book will make you want to learn about walruses and possibly consider a trip to Alaska, especially to see the midnight sun!

This is a must ready for any animal lover, any adventurer and for anyone who gives a damn about the environment.

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