I honestly have no idea how popular Jack London is anymore; but he is a classic and I love the way he writes. I first read this novel when I was in year 3, which seems ridiculous since I just read it again. Well not ridiculous, the concepts in the book aren't that complex, but the text is quite comprehensive and, well just kudos to 8 year old me.
The story is about Buck, a dog who is stolen to be taken as a sled dog during the Arctic goldrush/oilrush (I'm not really sure which). He learns the complexities of man and dog, the strain of the haphazardness trek and his place in the pack, all the while fighting the urge to answer the call of the wild.
You may be thinking, kids book! But it so isn't. It is quite graphic and deep and definitely engaging for adults. A classic book well worth being read, re-read and re-read again.
Genre: Short Novel
Length: 87 pages
Got it from: Book Fair