Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .
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Louisa Cosgrove is not your typical Victorian girl. As a child she pushed the boundaries, loved science and dissecting things and was not at all a girly-girl. Now as a teen, she wants to be a doctor ... Read full review
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Wildthorn. By Jane Eagland. Graphia / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing (in the US). 2009. 350 pages. $8.99 pbk. 978-0547577364. Grades 9-12. Louisa Cosgrove wants to be a doctor – but ... Read full review