SCARLETT by Cathy Cassidy

SCARLETT

Age Range: 11 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Twelve-year-old Scarlett has been expelled from school one time too many following her parents’ divorce, so her mother sends her to live with her father, who she hates. He left her and her Mum in England while he ran off to Ireland to live with Claire and her nine-year-old daughter Holly. This fast-paced story follows Scarlett’s difficult adjustment to her new surroundings and family (which will soon include a new baby) as she rebels in typical teenage fashion by piercing her tongue, dying her hair red and being an obstinate vegetarian. Set in the rural countryside of Kilimoor, near Lough Choill, which boasts the magical Wishing Tree, Scarlett soon meets Kian, a boy of her own age, and his horse Midnight. He’s the only one she doesn’t feel the need to battle with her anger and bitterness. Perhaps he also has his own demons? This blend of teen angst and the magical will most definitely appeal to middle-school girls. (Fiction. 11-15)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-670-06068-2
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2006




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