Thursday, April 4, 2019

Racing Manhattan by Terence Blacker - ADVISABLE

Racing Manhattan by Terence Blacker, 343 pages.  Candlewick Press, 2016.  $18.  

Content: Language: PG (3 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.  



Jay Barton feels the most at home among horses.  Jay lives with her uncle and cousin, but doesn’t feel accepted as family.  When Jay overhears her cousin gossiping about her, Jay runs away and gets a job at a racing stable.  Jay falls in love with a misbehaving horse named Manhattan and tries to work hard and be accepted by the trainer at the stable, but she has to deal with her manipulative uncle and mean co-workers.  

This is a good read for horse lovers.  Although the content is PG, Jay works in a sexist environment and there is a bully.  I liked how Jay worked hard and was courageous.  She is an easy character to get behind.  Quick interesting read.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson

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