The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St. John
Where did I get it?-I bought it
Synopsis: Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London’s grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world’s greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she’s convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father’s criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past.
I actually read this book a while back and just re-read it recently. When I first heard this book was going to come out I immediately put it on my Christmas list. I have enjoyed reading all the previous book by this author and The One Dollar Horse did not disappoint.
The main character, Casey, is interesting and driven. All of the characters in this novel were well written and I felt myself rooting them on, especially Casey’s dad who tries so hard to give Casey what she wants.
The romance between Casey and Peter was also very well written and it developed naturally throughout the course of the book. Storm was a lovely horse and I was cheering Casey and Storm on through every challenge they faced.
I would definitely recommend this book.