A young horse discovers that, whatever our differences, love connects us all. (summary from back cover)
Amelia loved this book immediately. The different contrasts of the illustrations caught her eyes. She’s very much into the moon & stars right now, and quite a few pages had something related to that. She also loved what she called “The baby horse and mama horse” and enjoyed seeing the two of them interacting throughout the pages. It’s another one of those books that there isn’t a lot of reading to it, which Amelia prefers right now, because she studies the pictures pretty closely. She wanted to “read” to me.
Amelia’s rating 5 stars!
The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes
First Line: He saw her yellow dress before he saw her, glowing in the fading light; a beacon at the far end of the stables.
Summary: A young girl lives with her grandfather in London. He has been teaching her to ride and do very difficult tricks with her horse. But when her grandfather has a stroke she is in a difficult place. A young lawyer is going through a separation and dealing with high-profile cases. When she finds a young girl stealing from a local minimart she decides to take her in with the help of her soon-to-be ex-husband. The situation becomes harder than anyone expected.
Highlights: Jojo Moyes does such a great job bringing social issues to life in her stories. I was never one for chick lit but Moyes is amazing. I read a majority of this in two days. I know nothing about horses but now I want to go riding.
Lowlights: A little slow in the middle but worth it.
FYI: Be ready to read it straight through.