Friday, May 09, 2014

Book Review: The Girl from Snowy River

The Girl From Snowy River by Jackie French (Harper Collins, 2012)

HarperCollins Australia

Evie, 9, Canberra

The Girl From Snowy River is a heart‐warming story about a seventeen year old girl called Flinty living in the Australian bush, recovering from the losses of her mum, dad, and elder brother, all who were lost in the presence of the war.

Flinty's boyfriend has come back from World War One changed and she starts to think she's gone crazy when she sees a ghost on "the rock" who claims he's from 1969 when it's only 1919. As Flinty gets on with her life, the story unfolds, bringing you closer to the characters in the book, making you feel for them as if they were your own family.

The reason I liked this book so much is mostly because of how well the author describes everything, letting you see it clearly in your mind's eye.

This Australian novel is appropriate for ages 8 and up and definitely appropriate for people who love horses. This book has a lot to do with horses. If you've ever ridden on a horse, have you ever had the thrill of galloping through the bush at maximum speed, with chances you'll die? Well Flinty has.

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