A thoroughly absorbing exploration of the formative role that nature has played in American women’s lives ... Wild Girls reframes hard-fought battles for women’s equality through the lens of empowerment provided by the natural world.
Miles clearly knows her stuff and writes with a palpable and contagious passion for her subject. Still, the results are a mixed bag. Some chapters vibrate with insight and are chock-full of well-plotted research and perceptive point-to-point conclusions ... In contrast, other aspects of Miles’ argument are given short shrift ... Wild Girls is a worthwhile read if used as a jumping-off point for further queries.
Beautiful ... Alongside miniature portraits of more well-known historical figures, Miles’ leaves space for lesser-known girls ... If you, like Miles, were once a girl who found an expansive sense of wonder and possibility in wild spaces, this is a book to savor.