Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

15-year-old Thea Atwell is involved in a mysterious, scandalous act that causes her family to send her away to riding camp. She thinks that it's just for the summer, but they've actually sent her away for the school year.

This is a coming-of-age story that goes back and forth between present and past as the secret that sent Thea away is gradually (a bit TOO gradually) revealed. Thea experiences some change in her character toward the end, but not nearly enough to make this book worth reading. It was lackluster at times, dragged at others, and lacked something. Just a so-so read.

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