The Trouble with Being a Horse by Emily Edwards is a story about eleven year old Olivia who is horse mad At Claudia s stables where she takes riding lessons is the only place she feels accepted and like herself When a downturn in her parents finances forces them to put an end to her lessons, she feels completely lost and alone, until something amazing happens that makes her re evaluate everything First, Mia s review The book is about a girl who turns into a horse I liked best when she got home, because she was happy It made me like horses Now my review I was really impressed by Edwards ability to really give young readers a feel for a day in the life of a horse, both the good and the bad Olivia s relationship with Jenny is at first fairy tale but then very disconcerting for Jenny, and Edwards uses that to show readers just why horses can t be all that we expect them to be The story is well told and while there are lessons, they are told with grace My one and only complaint with the book would be the repeated use of Oh my God but characters, including Olivia I know that many people are offended by the casual use of that phrase, and I was careful to edit it out when reading to Mia I look forward to reading Edwards next book, and so does Mia @Free ⚸ The Trouble with Being a Horse ⚟ The Refreshing New Book By Emily Edwards, The Trouble With Being A Horse, Is A Novel For Girls Age And Up That Begins With The Tried And True Theme Of A Girl Who Loves Horses And Wants One Of Her Own Olivia S Story Quickly Takes A Turn From The Ordinary When Her Favourite Horse Mysteriously Grants Her Innocent Wish To Become A Horse As A Girl In A Horse S Body, Olivia Must Put Her Knowledge Of Horses To The Test As She Navigates This New And Bizarre World I loved this book Fun MG book about a girl who wishes that she was a horse, and then turns into one This will appeal to MG readers who like stories about horses and animals Quick read with plenty of angst and suspense should keep the pages turning for younger readers. Olivia loves horses, and her job at the local stable allows her to afford the riding lessons that she looks forward to every week However, when her family s situation takes a drastic turn and she is forbidden from continuing, she feels alone and misundertsood On a final ride, she falls When she awakes, she find that no longer is she a little girl, but she has turned into a horse.Emily Edwards book, The Trouble with Being a Horse, is a feel good book for young readers Many of us often feel that there have been times in our lives when no one undertsood us, and young readers will enjoy reading about Olivia in fantastical form, as she has these same feelings even after changing into a horse In the end, reunited with her family, she realizes just how much she is loved and feels better understood by her non horse loving family.Disclaimer A copy of this book was provided by The Cadence Group.
- The Trouble with Being a Horse
- Emily Edwards
- 14 July 2019 Emily Edwards