The Girl Savage

Wilhelmina Silver’s world 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, life becomes impossibly difficult. For lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of horrible schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? Can Will find the courage to survive in this foreign world? A beautiful, life-affirming novel about bravery, hope and the wilderness that lives in us all.

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    I really like this book so far ,in a book club we are reading this book and I love this book so far

    8 February 2016

  • This book bored me a little didn’t like it when wilhmina whent to school in londen she was really upset .

    4 March 2013

  • This is a great book, it reminds me of mean girls and a little princess. I really enjoyed reading it, it is funny in some parts and is very well written, that in some parts you almost expect the character s to jump out the book. Great read, i would recommend for ages 12+

    3 March 2012

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    this book is about a amazing, life changing story. imagine you are a girl who lives in the depths of africa…. a wild, free life. everything is good, but when your father gets a new ’’evil’’ wife who sends you from: a free,wild life with no school or responsabilities… to a sophisticated, trapped life full of bullies and home work? what would you do??? read this fantastic book and find out

    2 November 2011

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    Winner of the Blue Peter Award for Rooftoppers and the Costa Children’s Book of the Year for The Explorer.

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