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Behind the Bit
Canterwood Crest #3

by Jessica Burkhart


It's midwinter and while nearly all the other students have gone home for break, Sasha Silver is invited to take part in an equestrian clinic. The clinic demands every bit of Sasha's attention, but does she have it to give, when she's still reeling from major blow-ups with her best friend and her hope-to-be boyfriend? Then when "frenimy" Allison becomes almost her only friend, Sasha knows she's got trouble. I really enjoy these Canterwood Crest novels. They're lively and fun and super fast reading. Plus the mean girls are so deliciously mean without the kind of age-inappropriate antics you can find in older girl novels. Also, Jessica Burkhart does a strong job of making all the horse drills and riding sections clear and understandable even to the most uninformed reader. When I can follow the action in a competitive sport about which I know nothing, then I know the author did a good job. This book offers all the conflict, tension, and romance any tween could want—I recommend it to the horse lover in your house.

The Book

Aladdin Mix
May 2009
1416958428/ 978-1416958420
Tweener Contemporary Fiction / Ages 9 -12
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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