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Catch Rider

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.

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What makes protagonist Sidney likable is that she's as hard on herself as she is on the people around her, and she won't quit until she exhausts every hope. Sidney has a hard life and is surrounded by depressing situations, but her sarcastic, no-nonsense observations make it clear she won't let herself be brought down by her environment. The fast-paced story doesn't let up, as Sidney must continually confront the challenges of both her troubled home life and her life in the competitive world of the riding ring.

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