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Read Ø Girl Savage ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers which Booklist called “a glorious adventure”Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden Living half wild E nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls Where can a girl run to in London And will she have the courage to surviveFrom the author of the “witty inventively poetic” Rooftoppers comes an utterly beautiful story that’s sure to be treasured. Rundell is rapidly becoming one of my favorite writers I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard about her books because Adventure tends to be a subject that kids loveWill has grown up on a Zimbabwean farm where she was pretty much left to do whatever she wanted which mostly involved casual gymnastics and camping out in the bush and just messing about with the other kids on the farm She enjoys reading too but it's clear that her life is devoid of most of what a Western child would expect no regular schooling no after school lessons or play dates arranged for her She is almost feral and happy with itAnd then she ends up being sent to a London boarding school and it is ghastly She doesn't know any of what her peers take for granted the way schools operate with bells the subjects covered in class she is the hick to end all hicks and the mean girls are brutal It's refreshing to read about a character who does not fit in and who is shunned by her peers and the author makes it clear that most readers would shun her too Will is too out of her depth to be ingratiating or subservient She is no Little PrincessColonialism and racism are never broached because Will doesn't see them It isn't a good authorial stance but it is an appropriate one Will is totally self absorbed There are a lot of tomboys in literature but few of them get to be truly awful It's still a delightful change All the women in this book are fierce all in different ways but they're intimidating as hellLibrary copy

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D is golden Living half wild on an African farm with her horse her monkey and her best friend every day is beautiful But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England the world becomes impossibly difficult Lions and hyenas ar. I have now written this review twice and lost it both times The universe does not want me to post a review of this book Suffice to say it is some of the most gorgeous prose I have read in years Read it read it read itIt also has some of the most perfect descriptions of how hard school can be when you're different and how worthwhile it is to persevere Not because it gets easier or because the bullies are secretly good kids with problems of their own and you'll be friends someday but because the struggle itself makes you the strongest freest version of yourself you can possibly be for your future adventures It's a tough message I imagine for families who want to shelter their kids from pain but it will resonate at the core of many of those weird kids And former weird kids

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Girl SavageEven a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers which Booklist called “a glorious adventure”Wilhelmina Silver’s worl. This is my 9 year old granddaughter's rating Since it's written for the middle grades I thought this would be appropriate I read it on her advice and enjoyed it Will is an engaging wildcat of a girl who had the freedom to do as she wished in the wildly beautiful country of Zimbabwe Simon her best friend observed that one of the hazards of being her friend was that she disappeared for long stretches of time rambling over the bush singing softly eating fruit telling stories to aloe plants and birds For me it was the author's descriptions of this African life that were most vibrant Many of her descriptions were fresh evocative and uniuely constructed Once she got to her new boarding school in England I was less intrigued although this was not so for my granddaughter Amelia I felt like Cynthia Samantha and Mrs Robinson were stereotypes who could have easily been better rounded Amelia was pulled along wondering how Will would choose to deal with her new classmates and country I finished this book convinced that it would be a great choice for middle age readers to read and discuss Or a parentchild read Even though Will wanted to run away from her problems in the end she faced them The novel ended perfectly without everything tied into a neat little bow like some authors think kids need There was still plenty to ponder about Will and her new life