You want to read about survival? I’ll give you survival! Try survival on the wild steppes of Kubla Khan’s Mongolia in the 13th century when you’re just a girl with a horse, a dream and a whole lotta bad luck doggin’ your heels. THAT’s survival! Tell Gary Paulsen to take his Hatchet and go home! Wilson has written a fantastical historical fiction about a girl named Oyuna who’s not afraid to dress like a guy, ride like a solider and make her own luck. Mulan is just another fairy princess compared to Oyuna. Go ahead and give this Horse a good hard gallop!