By Caroline Pignat
Summary: In this sequel to the Governor General Award winner Greener Grass, Kit and Mick find themselves fleeing Ireland for Canada. Together they must battle the rough Atlantic waters, disease and cool winters in Canada. Kit is willing to give up everything to find her family, maybe even Mick despite everything he’s done for her. In this fascinating story of survival, family and love, Kit must struggle to define home and family.
Review: Despite Wild Geese being a second novel, readers could easily pick it up and read it as a stand alone. Kit’s story is captivating as the conditions of her journey worsen, making her experience all the more heroic. The pacing was quick and the writing style gritty and accessible. While some people may stumble with historical fiction, Pignat does a great job of keeping the reader interested and invested in the story by making Kit such a relatable character. Elements of Canadian history were especially appealing.
Also by Caroline Pignat: Greener Grass and Egghead
If you liked Wild Geese, you might also enjoy: The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson, Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson and the Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Author website: http://carolinepignat.squarespace.com/
Rating: W4/4 C3.5/4 P3.5/4 O4/4 PP2.5/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: JS