Riding Chance

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

It is a story full of new friendships, identities, and animal bonding.

Can you imagine wanting to shovel horse dung every day for weeks on end? 13 year old Troy Butler definitely never wanted to muck stalls and haul hay. But when the riding starts, Troy finds the gem in the pile of manure. Riding Chance was written by Christine Kendall, and was published on October 11, 2016. It takes place in Philadelphia. After the death of his mother, Troy is faced with challenges like never before. After facing juvenile detention, Troy is sent to a horse stable to work in the stalls. It is a story full of new friendships, identities, and animal bonding. I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it. Beautifully written, and lovely, heartfelt story. However, I initially thought that this book would be an older read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I would recommend this book to younger readers as well as animal lovers.

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