Saturday, April 29, 2017

ARC Review: Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors

32197113Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors

Twelve-year-old Lucky Prescott craves adventure, but as a young lady of society she's only been allowed to experience adventure through books. That is, until one fateful day when Lucky, her father, and her aunt leave their neat-and-tidy city life and travel to their new home out west-the Wild West.

At first Lucky is excited, but during the long train ride to her new hometown of Miradero, she begins to worry. What if she doesn't make any new friends? Everyone in the West rides horses, but she's never been allowed to even sit on one. How can she possibly fit in? Anxious about the future, Lucky looks out the train window and sees a majestic wild stallion. When their eyes meet, she senses a connection. But when the stallion is caught by wranglers, Lucky's heart breaks. And when she next sees the stallion, he's tied to a post, refusing to be "broken in."

Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins is the story of a girl and a wild horse, equally out of place in a strange, new world, but equally fierce and brave. With each other to lean on, will these two free spirits be able to find a home together?

Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: MG
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book free to read and review, thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Cover Review:
I think the cover is great for an MG book, and it really focuses on the point of the story. It also fits the appear of the animation for the netflix tv series.


One of the main reasons I wanted to read this book was because I read the Spirit of the West series by Kathleen Duey. I also grew up watching the Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron movie, so when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it.

Spirit Riding Free was a wonderful read. The pacing of the story was nice, and there wasn't a lot of unnecessary information that was thrown in. It was a quick, cute read that a young kid could easy be sucked into, especially if they love horses.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is that it hits a lot of important things that young kids go through. This book shows that even through different times, kids go through the same things. I think that's why Lucky is a great character, she's relatable. She's also not perfect, she does make some mistakes, but overall, she just wants to do what's right.

I would highly recommend this book to young kids who love animals or just want something light and quick.  I also think that readers who like MG would find this book cute to read.

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