[A] fantastical adventure story…
[A] thrilling mystery, full of morbid twists and macabre turns.
Sherlock Holmes meets Oliver Twist… Jones explores the traditional themes of acceptance and identity. … [Wild Boy] may appeal to children who like unusual characters and quirky historical settings in their detective stories.
—School Library Journal
[T]hose who … want atmospheric action and loads of it can queue up for a peek at this title and wait for the forthcoming sequel.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
With the seedy London streets as a backdrop and a number of unsavory characters, this is a fast-paced atmospheric mystery. Readers will be rooting for the unlikely duo and come away with a greater sense of empathy.
—Library Media Connection
Short chapters and the book’s fast pace make it an ideal choice for those who like mysteries.