Book Review 43: The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life as a Coward by Sarah P. Gibson

Posted October 28, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Long title on this book. Cute book. I was wondering why in the world there would be two “horse” stories on the list. Yeah, I know girls love horses and most dream of having their own pony as they grow up, I did. But what I loved about this book is that it didn’t make horses out to be wonderful, perfect creatures. The mom decides to get a horse for her daughters, and it’s name is Really. They soon figure out that is short for Really Mean. It bites. Then they get another horse, this one is perfect to ride in the ring. But the minute they take it out, it ends up running and knocking the girls off by running under trees. They finally get a really huge horse, which ends up as not the smartest of the bunch, but the gentlest. Our main character is Sophie, so not only is she dealing with this crazy bunch of horses, but she also has 2 friends she likes, but at first the 2 don’t get along with each other. And, Sophie is afraid to do anything with the horses unless she has to, or her friend kind of wants her to do it, so she doesn’t want to seem like a chicken.

The whole story is just so funny, I think it is a good choice for the next year’s nominee list.

Next on the list is Margret and Flynn by Kathleen Duey, another horse story.

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