The Wild One is the second book in the Roswell High book series written by Melinda Metz.

Synopsis Edit

Official synopsis:

Dangerous love . . .
Isabel: From the moment she hears the roar of Nikolas's motorcycle, she's hooked. This new guy in town seems to understand exactly how she feels and thinks, exactly what she needs. He's someone willing to let her be what she was born to be . . . the wild one.
Alex: He's jealous of Isabel's new boyfriend. Worse, he fears that Nikolas is dragging Isabel deeper and deeper into danger. If Isabel's not careful, Sheriff Valenti will discover the truth about her. And if that happens, no one from Earth will be able to save her . . .

Summary Edit

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Characters Edit

Main characters:


  • Stacey Scheinin, a cheerleader
  • Tish Okabe, a cheerleader and Isobel's friend
  • Lucinda Baker, a cheerleader
  • Julie, a cheerleader
  • John Andrews, a football player
  • Richard Jamison, a football player
  • Craig Cachopo, a football player
  • Doug Highsinger, a football player
  • Tim Watanabe, a football player

Other characters:

  • Sheriff Valenti, a member of Project Clean Slate
  • "Rocky Rocket", Guffman High's mascot
  • Mr. Caddihy, Michael's social worker
  • Elsevan DuPris, publishes Astral Projector tabloid
  • Ms. Hardy, Liz and Max's bio lab teacher
  • Ray Iburg, Max's boss at the UFO museum


  • Kyle Valenti, classmate and Sheriff Valenti's son
  • Rick Montes, high school football player
  • Mr. Tollifson
  • Ms. Shaffer, her car ended up on the roof of the gym the year before because of Isobel
  • Laura Burns, a girl Isobel bit in fourth grade
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, the family fostering Michael
  • Real people: Brad Pitt, Elvis, Nicholas Cage, Meg Ryan
  • Kevin DeLuca, Maria's little brother
  • Mr. Evans, Max and Isobel's adoptive father who does environmental law
  • Mr. Ortecho, Liz's father
  • Rosa Ortecho, Liz's deceased older sister
  • Arlene Buth, a classmate who Liz will be debating in class
  • The Salingers, the first couple who fostered Michael
  • Kristen Pettit, Michael's boss at Space Supplies convenience store

Images Edit

Releases Edit

Type Publisher Released ISBN
Paperback Simon Spotlight Entertainment Nov 1998 0-671-02375-6
Paperback Simon Spotlight Entertainment Dec 1999 0-671-77465-4
Paperback Simon & Schuster Children's May 2000 0-7434-0879-9
eBook Gallery Books Nov 2001 0-7434-3443-9
Audiobook Tantor Audio Feb 2019 978-1-5159-4340-2

Trivia Edit

  • In chapter one, Isobel recalls that she bit a girl named Laura Burns in fourth grade. Laura Burns is the name of one of the co-creators of the Roswell High book series.

Navigation Edit

Roswell High (1998 - 2000)
Book 1
The Outsider
Book 2
The Wild One
Book 3
The Seeker
Book 4
The Watcher
Book 5
The Intruder
The Outsider 1998 original cover
September 1998 November 1998 January 1999 February 1999 April 1999

Book 6
The Stowaway
Book 7
The Vanished
Book 8
The Rebel
Book 9
The Dark One
Book 10
The Salvation
April 2000 May 2000 June 2000 July 2000 August 2000

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