A contemporary and irresistible story from Patricia Reilly Giff

Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she’s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12—time to leave Brazil for New York.

Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie’s story unfolds, so does the filly’s.

Lidie’s father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don’t even know what a strong rider she is, and that she’s determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published on January 11, 2011 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0440421772
ISBN-13: 9780440421771
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  • armcginn
    armcginnMonday, June 19, 2017 at 9:17 am55 stars
    I did not think I would like this book but I loved it. This book is filled with emotion and spirit. It was a really good book!
    • dictionary
      dictionarySunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm55 stars
      ''A contemporary and irresistible story from Patricia Reilly Giff''- Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil. She speaks their language, and has lived there for her whole life. Her life was going really well, until she moves to New York City. There is a difference between Jales and New York City- in Jales, she is free to ride, to be a ''wild girl''. In New York.. not so much. As for her father, he runs a stable at a famous race track. He also gets them miniature horses. The mini, Wild Girl, reminds her of what her mother called her when she was younger, before she died. Her brother, Rafael, is training to be a Jockey. Now it's left for Lidie to make her life in New York City. ''They don’t even know what a strong rider she is, and that she’s determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.'', this book will get you hooked.

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