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Wild Girl

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.

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This is a strong, sweet story about an immigrant family building a new life, but keeping strong ties to their life in Brazil. It features a great main character who is brave and empathetic, unusual details about the world of horse racing and training, and positive role models both young and old. Some sad but realistic events keep the story from being predictable and saccharine.

Book Details

  • Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Genre: Family Life
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb
  • Publication date: August 11, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 147
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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