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Take the Reins (edition 2009)

by Jessica Burkhart

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Title:Take the Reins
Authors:Jessica Burkhart
Info:Aladdin (2009), Edition: Original, Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Collections:Chapter Book
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Tags:horses, friendship, girls, new school, equestrian

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Take the Reins (Canterwood Crest) by Jessica Burkhart

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This is one of my fav books I would say this is a grat book for children This is also a great book for young teens to keep them happy ....BEST BOOK ( )
  aleshawesterhout | Feb 27, 2013 |
What a great read for a fifth grader! The themes of camaraderie and rivalry are especially prevalent in this book, and important at this age. This book does not serve my goal of finding gender neutral books, but most young girls would probably love this book! ( )
  MFeil | Dec 3, 2012 |
When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm move to a different horse academy (Canterwood Crest) they meet's the "trio". On there first practice the trio makes Sasha mess up. ( )
  Hannah2171 | Oct 30, 2012 |
When Sasha Silver and her horse Charm arrives at the Canterwood Crest Academy, Sasha knows that she has something big coming for her at this elite school. The academy is not exactly opening their arms to Sasha especiall the "trio". One group of girls at Canterwood Crest riding academy are use to always being number and when Sasha shows her skills the "trio" always fight back! Sasha is determined to show everyone that she belongs at Canterwood. Will Sasha make the advance riding team? Or will she fail her first semester? ( )
  emmyd | Oct 10, 2010 |
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Sasha Silver is ready for more. She's enrolled in Canterwood Crest, a serious riding school. But in the first hour, she loses control of her frightened horse - causing an accidental spill. In doing so, she made her first enemy.

Luckily, Sasha adores her roommate, Paige, who isn't involved in the equestrian side of school. Canterwood Crest is a huge step up from her previous riding experiences. Sasha hopes that she can live up to the school's reputation and her riding instructor's expectations.

After her first day, it's clear that Sasha can handle the riding portion of school. However, Heather's not used to sharing the spotlight. She senses competition from Sasha and it becomes her personal mission to take Sasha down.

Sasha never dreamed she'd have to deal with mean girls on top of challenging classes, long riding lessons, and competing to make the advance riding team. She's determined to come out on top, but first she has to go through Heather.

This series is THE SADDLE CLUB meets THE CLIQUE in a seriously fun and addicting read. Sasha could be your best friend: she's smart but relaxing and knows how to have a good time. Plus, she's determined and can hold her own against Heather. While Sasha might not always like Heather (or her comments); she can sympathize with her. She's a great character who shows depth and wisdom. ( )
  GeniusJen | Jun 13, 2010 |
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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?… (more)

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