Jane Barret is an incorrigible well-to-do young lady of Victorian England who dreams of scientific discoveries. When her scholarly uncle brings home an abandoned British boy fresh from the jungle, Jane immediately begins to hatch a plan to escape the confines binding her to propriety and engages wholeheartedly in exploring the wildness of her new friend. The wildboy, dubbed John by her Uncle, quickly shows Jane all the ways in which she was becoming docile without noticing, and together they develop a kinship that comes naturally when two people navigate adolescence together.When John chooses to return to the jungle on a quest for self-discovery Jane is distraught. Forced to choose between making an advantageous union , and following her instincts, which always lead her back to John, Jane must decide how wild she truly is.
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