The Wild Girls

The Wild Girls

by Pat Murphy
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Overview

The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy

It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two girls start writing their own stories together, and when one wins first place in a student contest, they find themselves recruited for a summer writing class taught by the equally unusual Verla Volante. The Wild Girls brilliantly explores friendship, the power of story, and how coming of age means finding your own answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670062263
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Pat Murphy lives in San Francisco, California.

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The Wild Girls 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a bookseller specializing in children's books and this is one of the best books I have read in so long that I want to point it out to everyone. Two very different girls, one new to the area, are very supportive friends whose families are each going through some rough patches. They meet at a treehouse in the woods, catch salamanders and form a bond of friendship that helps them both have some adventures that take them out of their everyday problems. Sensitive writing and interesting characters make you sorry that the book has to end. It is one of the years best.
kindofodd More than 1 year ago
This book made me realize what a real friendship is really about, I couldn't put this book down it was so amusing and inspirational to let girls know they can break free and express themselves. Also, accepting the truth in ourselves even when we're put in awkward positions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reading the book but not hear and i LOVE it!! Newt and Fox are such good friends. Fox is being her normal self and newt got inspired by the advendures Fox and Newt had. This made me think. I love writing!! Its just amazing. Newt and Fox always be friends maby because i didnt read the whole thing. :) I recamend it. I can relate with these people. You cant always fit in. Just be yourself and let loose like fox and the war paint. YAY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I didnt think that newt and fox where actually going to be friends but in the end they where wild girls. I loved how verla thought there war paint was cool and then invited them to this awesome writers summer camp. Its cool how verla told them to ask lots of questions and in my opinion it taught them alot about there perants. Though it is sad that newts father drinks alot and then fights with everyone and say that there ideas are stupid and everything. But there really not. I think this book is about the importance of friends and family.
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I love this book and relates so much to my life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can really relate to the characters and the author did a really good job on making the charachters think like kids and not adults like other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is realy interesting i kinda can relate to fox and joan whenever they go to school and they have a hard time fitting in anybody should read this Vvvv
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read but had some good subtext to really make you think. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is very inspiring and wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book help me see myself and my besr friend differently. If I were in the book, I would be Moose. :)
horsejumperGC More than 1 year ago
it was a brillant book about friends and adventure they share
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Tannie More than 1 year ago
There's just something about this book that Is undescribable! It is amazing in ways that I can't even explain! I was at the library one day, and I always have a hard time checking out books. Everone was leaving so I just grabbed the first book I saw and left. It took me two weeks, but finally I got bored and finally opened the book. When I began reading, I thought that it would be a boring book, but by page 5 I loved it and I couldn't stop! It isn't a very plot dramaish book, but it certainly is very interesting! It also holds many writing tips that I use every day!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was way more than I expected. My mom bought me this book for Christmas and I was like okay I'll read it. So I did. The first couple of pages caught my eye and I wanted to read it more and more. I love the rich detail that Pat Murphy used. I could understand everything clearly as she wrote the book. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves to read and even doesn't love to read. I wasn't thrilled about reading at all and when my mom got it for me but I just loved reading it. Great authors like Pat Murphy has done an excellent job at writing these amazing books! I am recommending this book to all of my friends! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!