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The author of the book: Suzanne Weyn
Edition: Scholastic Paperbacks
Date of issue: November 1st 2010
ISBN: 0545230918
ISBN 13: 9780545230919
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.99 MB
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Note: I purchased a second-hand copy of the paperback edition of this book at a local used book store.

SYNOPSIS: Taylor Henry is thrilled to finally be in a real equestrian competition. But she's also nervous, and she doesn't want any distractions--like rich, bratty Plum Mason, who has insisted on entering with her horse, too. Taylor loves a challenge, but does Plum have a plan to steal the show?

My thoughts: This book was ok, and enjoyable, but definitely was not one of my favourite books of all time.

One of the things that really bugged me about this story was the lack of horse knowledge that the main character, Taylor, seems to have about riding. I understand that she's a natural in the saddle, but it would be nice to see her receiving some lessons or instruction, instead of just a bunch of girls riding whenever they want and not really learning how to do it properly.

I also felt that a lot of the dialogue in this book was forced, and did not flow naturally the way teenage conversation would.

I also think that parts of this book might give children the wrong ideas about riding - under no circumstances should you EVER borrow, ride or use someone else's horse without permission from the owner, and without supervision from an adult. A strange horse may react differently and may result in a dangerous situation. Also, when working with horses in new situations, you should always have an adult with you, in case someone gets injured. Many parts of this book demonstrated unsafe horse practices, and I would hate for a child to get the wrong idea.

Anyways, some of the horse scenes were very realistic, and the story had enough excitement to keep my attention. I give this book 3/5 stars overall.

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Ebook Stealing the Prize read Online! Suzanne Weyn grew up in Williston Park, Long Island, New York. She has three sisters and a brother. As a girl she was very interested in theater and in reading. Louisa May Alcott was her favorite author, but she also read every Sherlock Holmes story. Suzanne lived pretty close to the ocean and going to Jones Beach was one of her favorite activities Even today, if she goes too long without seeing the ocean, she starts feeling restless.
Suzanne now lives in upper New York State with her husband, two teen daughters and Abby the cat. Her house is at the edge of the woods and is nearly 200 years old. She graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton and received her Masters degree from Pace University. She teaches part time at City College in New York.
Suzanne’s other books for Simon Pulse include South Beach Sizzle, a romantic comedy written with Diana Gonzalez. Her novels for the Simon Pulse line, “Once Upon a Time” are The Night Dance; a Retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, Water Song: a Retelling of the Frog Prince, and The Crimson Thread: a Retelling of Rumplestiltskin. She very much enjoys rethinking these classic tales from an original point of view, always looking for the real psychological underpinning of the story. Suzanne is currently doing revisions on her fourth book in the line, which will be coming in '09.
Suzanne’s other recent novels are include The Bar Code Tattoo (2004) and its sequel. The Bar Code Rebellion (2006). The Bar Code Tattoo was selected by the American Library Assoc. (ALA) as a '05 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and was a ’07 Nevada Library nominee for “Best Young Adult Fiction”. It is currently translated into German and was nominated for the '07 Jugenliteraturpreis for Young People’s Literature.

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The butterflies in my stomach have died ...


I never liked the book.


Bogus! You could have done better.


The book liked more than the previous


A hard, shocking, but extremely useful book that makes you think!

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