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 immigrants who come to America after immediate family already has been established here.  The difficulties of finding your place within a family that seems alien, of deciphering new norms at school, of holding on to the things that make you special–these topics greatly enrich WILD GIRL and will speak to anyone who has ever felt a desire to belong.”