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The Nerviest Girl in the World, by Melissa Wiley

The Nerviest Girl in the World, by Melissa Wiley

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(Paperback, 208 pages, first published in 2020)

A feisty girl from a family of ranchers lands a job as a daredevil stunt girl in the early days of silent film in this adventurous and funny cross between Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken and Ramona.

Pearl lives on a ranch where her chores include collecting eggs and feeding ornery ostriches. She has three older brothers, who don't coddle her at all. And she knows a thing or two about horses, too.

One day, Pearl's brothers get cushy jobs doing stunts for this new form of entertainment called "moving pictures." They're the Daredevil Donnelly Brothers, a Death-Defying Cowboy Trio. Before she knows it, Pearl has stumbled into being a stunt girl herself—and dreams of becoming a star. The only problem is, her mother has no idea what she's up to. And let's just say she wouldn't be too happy to find out that Pearl's been jumping out of burning buildings in her spare time.

Filled with action, humor, and heart—not to mention those pesky ostriches—The Nerviest Girl in the World introduces a spunky heroine whose adventures will have kids on the edge of their seats and whose sense of humor will have them laughing until the very last line.

Redeemed Reader Cautions: "Pearl’s Catholic grandmother utters a “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph" exclamation early in the book, which sounds like profanity to Protestants but is fairly common among older Catholics." See their full review here.

Recommended Age: 7-12 

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