The Strong Girl, Molly Hurford

In the 1860s, opportunities for a young farm girl on the outskirts of Montreal are slim and 12-year-old Lizzy has two choices: Take an apprenticeship and save her family farm, or run away to save herself from the life that’s been decided for her. When the circus comes to town, the choice is easy-but she quickly realizes that no decision is black and white.

She quickly adapts to life in the circus-and all of the tough training that goes along with becoming a StrongWoman and a trapeze artist. But as mysterious things start happening within her newfound family, she’ll have to fight to save her friends and herself.

The Strong Girl is an entertaining and exciting middle-grade tale that will keep readers captivated and engrossed from start to finish! Now that I have finished The Strong Girl I can honestly write that I haven’t been this captivated by a middle-grade read in a long time and this is thanks to the sensational author Molly Hurtford! That is why I already have to recommend this novel to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about The Strong Girl!

The Strong Girl is a sensational book that will introduce the reader to the young protagonist of the novel, 12-year-old Lizzy, a young farm girl living in the 1860s who is unsure of what to do with her life. Lizzy can stay working as a farm girl and take an apprenticeship to save her family farm, or she can run away and choose the life she wants to live, not what society tells her to do.

Lizzy soon has her answer when the circus comes to town and makes the decision to join and it is here that her life changes forever. Lizzy trains to become a StrongWoman and trapeze artist but circus life is not what she thinks and soon mysterious things start to happen that threaten herself and her newfound family and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Strong Girl!

The story of The Strong Girl is a captivating one thanks to the enthralling and unforgettable moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love children’s books that involve a journey because usually in these stories the character develops and grows as they overcome events which in turn adds to the development of the character and explores life lessons throughout the book and that is most certainly the case with The Strong Girl. What I love most about The Strong Girl is that the reader is taken on an adventure that is continuously evolving and changing.

Molly Hurford is an incredible writer who knows how to capture young readers’ attention from the start and knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Hurford is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining children with her literature and putting a smile on children’s faces.

Historical novels, in general, are difficult to write because you have to transport the reader quickly and effortlessly, but sadly this is rarely accomplished in a historical story but not with The Strong Girl. The Strong Girl is the way it is because Hurford knows what she is doing! Hurford knows how to whisk her readers away and entice them with magnificent moments and keep children entertained from start to finish!

Overall The Strong Girl is a marvelous, stellar, and supreme children’s book that will entertain, delight as well as charm young readers and so I, of course, have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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