Horse Crazy: The Saddle Club

Horse Crazy: The Saddle Club by Bonnie Bryant
Bonnie Bryant
Random House
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9 - 12

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"OMGosh, the MTO (Mountain Trail Overnight) is coming up and I just HAVE to go!" Stevie and Carole have been planning to go on the MTO together for a very long time and now Stevie might not be able to go! Stevie's mom said that if she didn't raise her math grade then she wouldn't pay the fifty dollars for Stevie to go. The only way to raise her grade is to do a dreaded math project, but Stevie comes up with a brilliant idea; instead of doing the math project she could earn the money she needs to go by doing chores for other people. When she tells Carole at the stable where they take horseback riding lessons, Carole doesn't think that Stevie could possibly go through with it since she hardly knows the definition of "work." A new girl named Lisa joins horseback riding but when a couple of pranks are pulled on her and she thinks Stevie did them, things turn from bad to worse as the girls try to get back at one another.

Horse Crazy, the first installment in The Saddle Club series written by Bonnie Bryant, is a pretty good book that could keep your attention for a while. The characters were enjoyable and I liked Stevie Lake the best because she had a lot of personality. I didn't overly like Veronica though because she acted like a stuck-up snob whom I definitely wouldn't want to be friends with. The Saddle Club series is a wonderful series for horse lovers to read. If you're 9-12 years old and looking for a quick read, then Horse Crazy is for you!

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States


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