Wednesday, March 25, 2015
What I Like: In the span of a short chapter book, the story covered many issues that kids ages 8-12 would surely face at school and at a home like being the new kid in a new school, making friends, mean kids, doing chores and parental rules. I think middle grade readers can truly relate to the language and character traits of both Kate and Tori.
The author skillfully blended in the dynamics of a household with an autistic child into the plot while not making it overpower her main storyline. Both of the girls in the story already have a faith based background and occasionally turn to prayer without being prompted to do so. They are good realistic role models for young readers.
What I Dislike: Non-horse enthusiasts may find some of the jargon a little confusing.
Overall Rating: Good
Age Appeal: 8-12 years old
Publisher Info: David C. Cook; 2015; ISBN: 9780781411141; ePub & Paperback, $7.99
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Special Info: The book includes a scene where a character encounters racism.