Parents' Guide to

Ride On

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tweens, horses, sci-fi form relatable coming-of-age tale.

Book cover of Ride On showing girl with blue hair snuggling horse

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Faith Erin Hicks' lively, relatable graphic novel of horse-loving tweens set at a homey, unpretentious riding stable hits a lot of sweet spots as kids and horses learn, grow, and connect. Good horsemanship, good friends, supportive families, hard work -- and fandom -- rule the day in Ride On, as a young rider burned out on the pressures, demands, and expense of the competitive circuit tries to find a new, drama-free place to work and hang out with the horses. The barn regulars aren't so sure about this, and things get off to a bad start. But as this lively tale of horses, science fiction, fandom, cosplay, Renaissance fairs, annoying but helpful siblings, and creative problem-solving unfolds, they take a turn for the better. Along the way are strong messages about being true to yourself, being a good friend, and building connections that help you survive life's troubles.

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