Take the Reins

Take the Reins

Book - 2009
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When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, arrive on the campus of the elite Canterwood Crest Academy, Sasha knows that she's in trouble. She's not exactly welcomed with open arms. One group of girls in particular is used to being the best, the brightest, and the prettiest on the team, and when Sasha shows her skills in the arena, the girls' claws come out. Sasha is determined to prove that she belongs at Canterwood. Will she rise to the occasion and make the advanced riding team by the end of her first semester? Or will the pressure send Sasha packing?
Publisher: New York City, New York : Aladdin Mix, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781416958406
Characteristics: 249 pages ;,20 cm.


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Aug 09, 2017

If you are considering reading this series, you definitely should. It's not fine literature, but these books are very entertaining. They can be a little unrealistic, (eyeshadow in 7th grade. What the heck?), but they are funny and sweet. I would definitely reccomend these for girls ages 10 and up. This is a great series.

Sep 27, 2016

I am an equestrian myself, so I understand most of the horse things they talk about ;) I love this series and I have read it over and over again. I find myself relating a lot to Sasha. A horse that I regularly used for lessons reminds me so much of Charm.

Mar 23, 2016

Loved this book!

Feb 17, 2016

I like these books. The writing is OK, they are a good escapism read, but not necessarily fine literature. There is makeup, catty girls, and boy drama. so I wouldn't really recommend these for young kids, but after that, I think it's a fun series.

Jun 23, 2015

This is a pretty good book. The plot and writing are done reasonably well, although the storyline is mostly drama. The one thing that bothers me about this book is that the girls are all kind of stereotypical. There's a lot of lip gloss and cat fights. But other than that, its a pretty short, enjoyable read.

May 30, 2015

A very nice book. Dork Diaries really knows how to suggest good books such as this one.

Oct 20, 2014

Okay, time for an adult perspective. When my DD, aged 11, brought this book home from the school library I looked for literary reviews because the series was unfamiliar to me. (I work at a library) No literary reviews=concern on my part. Also, lots of breathless, ALL CAPS!!! reviews did not make me feel any better. So my daughter and I are reading the books together. We are on number 4. The reviewers are correct that this series is all drama all of the time. Lots of fights between girls, misunderstandings blown out of proportion from lack of effective communication, a handful of mean girls and on and off boyfriends . Plus lots of good parts where the scene is the stable and girls are working with their horses to learn skills and develop their riding abilities and styles. I could use way less DRAMA and more horses. And my DD agrees, but cliff hanging endings make her want to read more. I'll go along with her until there is kissing and them we are done. There are better books out there.

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 25, 2014

It makes me feel closer to the book, horses, and school.

Jun 11, 2014

First book in the series

Jun 03, 2014

kinda good book. not really worth the read though. I feel bad that the author can't ride horses anymore, but her book aren't all that great. first books usually aren't all that great.

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Nov 13, 2013

"Heather is like a green horse. Unpredictable and Uncontrollable."


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