The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild Summary

In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves.

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Wow5 star

This book is great. It tugs on all your emotions. I wanted to give it 4 stars because of the abuse which was detailed but I guess that’s what you sign up for when reading a time piece like this.55


I hate it1 star

My English teacher forced me to do this, I hate the book and I hate my teacher15

Alarmist fan

Call of the wild4 star

It was old a little boring but it was excited at the end the middle gets boring but over all it’s ok.45


It’s a good book5 star

Way different from the movie and better in a few ways but some parts of the movie are better.55

Indigo Nightrage

Inspiring read!5 star

If you are expecting the childlike whole-hearted movie, don’t. You will be less prepared than Buck to face the harsh wilds of reality. Regardless, you will grow. The true wild is no place for morals, adapt or die. You will do things that you don’t like doing because you have to. Death is not fair, life can be cruel, but it becomes better, fuller, from having that perspective. Living is a combination of strength, skill, mind, and luck. I feel like a whole’er person from these dogs I never met, living the life of the ancients...55

Spoiled A Rotten

Awakening!5 star

Amazingly written. I felt every emotion, laughter, tears, tears of joy and sadness. His losses and his gains that touch me to open flood gates within myself.55


Great5 star

Love the book55

willow heseman

Great5 star

It’s heartwarming and sad even though there could of been less deaths, violence and swearing.55

maura dot com

masculinity at its worst1 star

i will forever hold a grudge against the english teacher who forced this crap on me15

Touch of Velvet

Call of Nature5 star

Jack London captures the reader by bringing you into another culture, not of men but rather nature. There are many worlds in nature and we journey with Buck through different lifestyles with mankind. Then Buck’s instincts give him the strength and confidence and independence to live without man and become a leader as a wolf. I highly recommend this book for the exciting journey that Buck takes because it’s a journey that can also apply to the human battle and struggle to master their environment or situation.55

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