Author ~ Alan Davidson
Publisher ~ Straw Hat
Published ~ 26 August 2012
Genre ~ YA
My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5
Bonnie Wyndham’s mother has enrolled her at Almonside, a school that pays particular attention to sports. Since she has been kicked out of several schools Almonside is Bonnie’s last chance at private school. At Almonside Bonnie can major in something she really loves. Riding horses. However, her attitude is still just as bad and almost immediately she starts conflict with her riding instructor Ruth Caradon. As they go head-to-head the question is: who will win?
Well-written with a tight plot and interesting characters. Troubled Bonnie is really a brat of the first order. Ruth Caradon has issues of her own that she thought were in the past, but dealing with Bonnie brings them back. The battle of wills was interesting to watch as Bonnie acted on emotion and Caradon worked mostly on gut instinct. The ending was quite a surprise. Another great read by Alan Davidson.
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