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Take the Reins

Burkhart, Jessica (Paperback - 2009)
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When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, arrive on the campus of the elite Canterwood Crest Academy, Sasha knows that she's in trouble. She's not exactly welcomed with open arms. One group of girls in particular is used to being the best, the brightest, and the prettiest on the team, and when Sasha shows her skills in the arena, the girls' claws come out. Sasha is determined to prove that she belongs at Canterwood. Will she rise to the occasion and make the advanced riding team by the end of her first semester? Or will the pressure send Sasha packing?
Authors: Burkhart, Jessica
Statement of Responsibility: Jessica Burkhart
Title: Take the reins
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Mix, c2009
Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed
Characteristics: 249 p ; 20 cm.
Summary: When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, arrive on the campus of the elite Canterwood Crest Academy, Sasha knows that she's in trouble. She's not exactly welcomed with open arms. One group of girls in particular is used to being the best, the brightest, and the prettiest on the team, and when Sasha shows her skills in the arena, the girls' claws come out. Sasha is determined to prove that she belongs at Canterwood. Will she rise to the occasion and make the advanced riding team by the end of her first semester? Or will the pressure send Sasha packing?
Subject Headings: Horses Juvenile fiction Animals Juvenile fiction Private schools Juvenile fiction Horses Fiction Animals Fiction Private schools Fiction Horsemanship Fiction. sears Horses Fiction. sears Interpersonal relations Fiction. sears
Genre/Form: School stories
Topical Term: Horses
Animals
Private schools
Horses
Animals
Private schools
Horsemanship
Horses
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2008928592
ISBN: 9781416958406
1416958401
Branch Call Number: J FIC B
PZ7.B92288 Tak 2009
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Oct 20, 2014
  • readingthewater rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Okay, time for an adult perspective. When my DD, aged 11, brought this book home from the school library I looked for literary reviews because the series was unfamiliar to me. (I work at a library) No literary reviews=concern on my part. Also, lots of breathless, ALL CAPS!!! reviews did not make me feel any better. So my daughter and I are reading the books together. We are on number 4. The reviewers are correct that this series is all drama all of the time. Lots of fights between girls, misunderstandings blown out of proportion from lack of effective communication, a handful of mean girls and on and off boyfriends . Plus lots of good parts where the scene is the stable and girls are working with their horses to learn skills and develop their riding abilities and styles. I could use way less DRAMA and more horses. And my DD agrees, but cliff hanging endings make her want to read more. I'll go along with her until there is kissing and them we are done. There are better books out there.

Jun 25, 2014
  • Violet_Horse_189 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It makes me feel closer to the book, horses, and school.

Jun 11, 2014
  • Horse_Freak_1712 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First book in the series

kinda good book. not really worth the read though. I feel bad that the author can't ride horses anymore, but her book aren't all that great. first books usually aren't all that great.

Just finished this book. Two words: LOVED IT!!!!!

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great start to the best series ever!!! iv read every book except the last one. TEAM CANTERWOOD all the way!!!

i love her books there the best the whole series but the new one i don't like. Why doesn't she do books on Sasha's high school life that would be the best but for now i recommend these books

Apr 14, 2013
  • DoctorWho2014 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jessica Burkhart is an absolutely amazing author!
As soon as I finished 'Take The Reins' I had 'Chasing Blue', (2) on hold. I am now up to book 14 and loving the series. But Sasha stops being the main character in 'Chosen' and Lauren comes in. :'(

portrays a typical tween and teen's life. great books- full of drama and suspense

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Jun 25, 2014
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Nov 13, 2013
  • Horse_Freak_1712 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Heather is like a green horse. Unpredictable and Uncontrollable."

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