by Christine Kendall
Publication Date: Aug 28, 2018
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And a desire to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he’s forced to endure something that’s worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine — he’s been "sentenced" to the local city stables where he’s made to take care of the horses and learn to play polo. The greatest punishment has been trying to make sense of things after his mom died. Troy’s also figuring out which friends have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection. Laced with humor and beating with heartache, this novel will grip readers, pull quickly, and take them on an unforgettable ride.
Set in modern Philadelphia, Christine Kendall’s stunning debut lets us come face-to-face with the challenges of a loving family that helps turn hardships into a horse of a different color.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Equestrian