Garlick, Nick Storm Horse, 256 pages. Chicken House, 2017. $17. Language: G (0 Swears 0 “F”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (Kids use slingshots to shoot people, little description of blood).
With the tragic death of his thief father and the abandonment of his loving mother, twelve-year-old Flip has to move to the island of Mossum in the Netherlands. His never before seen in his life uncle, came and took Flip in. A week after, Flip goes out into the ocean not knowing how to swim and saves a black Friesian with the help of a mysterious girl he soon calls the Ghost Girl. Many more challenges await this young boy.
This book was very well written. The dialogue was well transitioned and inspiring. It had lots of detail along with everything. The story though was a bland classic horse story. The concept was not very hooking. The ending felt like the writer did not want to write anymore and suddenly cut it off. I would not recommend this book for the plot or theme of the story.
EL - OPTIONAL. Student Reviewer: JDT, 7th Grade