Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Library Loot ~ September 28 - October 4

The little girl who comes for tutoring on Mondays needs help in math, but this week she had nothing from school to work on.  So my roommate Donna asked her, "What are you reading?"  My ears perked up as I was going into the other room.  She replied, "Wild Girl" (or maybe "Wild Girls"), but didn't have the book with her and didn't remember what it was about.  Out of curiosity, I got online and found both titles.  The child Donna tutors is in fifth grade, so either of these is a possibility, but I'm guessing it's the one for younger children — the second one here.  Both sound interesting and Patricia Reilly Giff is a good writer, so I put them on hold at my library.

The Wild Girls ~ by Pat Murphy, 2007, YA fiction (288 pages)
When thirteen-year-old Joan moves to California in 1972, she becomes friends with Sarah, who is timid at school but an imaginative leader when they play in the woods, and after winning a writing contest together they are recruited for an exclusive summer writing class that gives them new insights into themselves and others.
Wild Girl ~ by Patricia Reilly Giff, 2009, children's fiction (147 pages)
When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.
What do you think? Does either book sound good to you?

Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  Claire has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share a list of the loot you brought home.  You may submit your list any time during the week.


Helen's Book Blog said...

You're right, both sound like possibilities and both look like they have the potential to be really good books!

Amy said...

Both sound good, but I find the first book's cover very interesting. I might look for that one. Thanks for posting!

Cat said...

They both look great. My horse-mad granddaughter would love the second book.

Christine said...

I have to agree. Both of those books sound really fantastic. I've read Patricia Reilly Giff before too and really like her works. I bet you're going to really enjoy both of these reads!

Book Worm Rebel said...

I reckon they both sound liek nice relaxing reads :) :)

Anonymous said...

Young girls and horses, such a classic pairing! Both of these sound quite interesting - enjoy!