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WILD GIRL by Patricia Reilly Giff

Our book to be discussed on March 21, 2010 will have great appeal to “horse-mad readers, girls like Lidie who have photos and drawings of horses tacked up on their bedroom walls,” writes Norah Piehl in her book review posted on Kidsreads.com.  Piehl goes on to say that WILD GIRL “shouldn’t be dismissed as merely another ‘horse book.’  It also provides an insightful glimpse into the immigrant experience, particularly for the large number of i

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan (1st in the Ranger’s Apprentice series)

He had always wanted to be a warrior. The Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways, made him nervous. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now fifteen year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t realize yet is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom.

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