Rachna Gilmore’s That Boy Red is exactly the fiction you want your pre-teen or teen to be reading! It’s historical fiction (set in Depression era), features a fun main character, and, a huge bonus, it’s Canadian!
Need more reasons to read That Boy Red? Check out these glowing reviews, and great posts with Rachna Gilmore herself:
First up, Mabel’s Fables had this to say:
“The back of this book reads “Anne of Green Gables meets Owen Skye” and I think that’s a very apt description. I absolutely loved it, as much as I also absolutely love those two!” Read the full review here.
More kind words from Colleen at Lavender Lines:
“I just loved Red. I mean, he was a great character. Would I want to babysit him? Hell no. But the 11 year old in me would definitely like to hang out with him.” Read her full review here.
Colleen also got the chance to chat with Rachna about PEI, her inspirations for the book, and more! Read the full Q&A here.
And another great review from Jenny at Dreaming of Books:
“The tagline says that its “Anne of Green Gables meets Owen Skype” and I definitely got the Anne of Green Gables feel from it. I would describe the story as one with lots of charm, very wholesome and with a homely feel.” Read her full review here.
Jenny also hosted a Q&A with Rachna, and asked her how she chose the interesting character names in That Boy Red. Read it here.
If you get the chance to pick up That Boy Red let us know what you think! Canadian fiction fans, this one is for you.