When Lidie’s mom died years ago, her dad and brother left her in Brazil with her aunt and uncle. Now Lidie is twelve and is going to New York to reunite with her family. In Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff, Lidie’s reunion is not a happy one. Her family has a room ready for her, but it is pink with a painting of Snow White. She has a disastrous first day in school because she doesn’t know English. But soon a racing horse named Wild Girl changes her life forever!
Book reviewed by Mary Lou H., Youth Services Assistant