Across the Green Grass Fields is the sixth book in McGuire’s Wayward Children series. Across the Green Grass Fields introduces us with Regan and the Hooflands, a world where centaurs and otherworldly creatures wander. After a classmate betrays a secret, Regan travels home through the forested areas and finds an entryway. She went through and shows up in the Hooflands. The appearance of a human in the Hooflands implies two things. First that they are a hero, who will save the world from evil. Second something awful is going to occur and they will be there until the problem is solved.. However, Regan is just a youngster, so she is adopted into a centaur herd until she is older. When Regan finally faces the danger threatening the Hooflands, nothing is as she anticipated.
The Hooflands is very well imagined, and could without much of a problem bring forth a series of its own. The centaurs in particular have an all around developed society, and I liked their personalities and associations with Regan and one another. McGuire does not simply give us another world to explore. However, she gives us keen insight into our own world, including the unspoken however severe guidelines that govern connections and social structures among children and youngsters, and the outcomes of breeching those rules.
Across the Green Grass Fields likewise gives us an intersex main character. Something I’ve never run over in fiction, and shows how the complexities of Regan’s circumstance are misconstrued and cruelly weaponized by her friends. It additionally says something about prejudice that is all around very ideal. However, not all that blundering is to be long-winded. It gives us a variety of very much acknowledged characters, from Regan to her centaur companion Chicory to the horrible however wise kelpie Gristle, and it was a joy becoming more acquainted with every one… regardless of whether some of them didn’t stand out enough to be noticed to satisfy me. “Across the Green Grass Fields” is another fine book in the Wayward Children series.
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