Growing Up Wilder: The Diary of Virginia Anne Wilder
By Hannah Loviisa
“This is for your thoughts,” she said. So…this is my story.
Meet Virginia Wilder, a spunky girl growing up on a farm in 1921. Her diary spans over some of the most important times of a young girl’s life. Jump into Virginia’s world and explore her thoughts, adventures, hardships, and joys. Experience the humor, embarrassing moments, sacrifices, love, and life lessons all penned in delightful diary format.
A lot can change when you’re growing up…
(Also included is a historical note and recipes.)
Growing Up Wilder is a young adult must read! Memorable characters, delightful scrapes, and well thought-out progression keep the reader enthralled till the very end. Hannah Loviisa is a skillful writer, weaving the reader through the lives of a snobbish small town via the eyes of a 14 year old girl. Highly recommended!
A wonderfully fun and entertaining read. Reading this book has brought back many fond memories from reading Little House on the Prairie. Virginia reminded me so much of Laura. You will fall in love with each character in this book, especially Virginia. You will laugh alongside of Virginia as you read about her many adventures and all the lessons she learns. Hannah Loviisa has created a captivating story that all ages will enjoy and has truly captured what it would have been like living on a farm in the 1920’s.
Written from the perspective of a 14-year old girl in Texas, this book takes place in the 1920’s—an eventful time in American history. Virginia steals your heart as a feisty girl with a mind of her own who is not afraid to speak out and also admit when she’s wrong. Engaging, refreshing, and full of humor, Growing Up Wilder takes the reader back to the days when life was lived simply and fully.
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