Take the Reins

Take the Reins

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When Sasha Silver arrives at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy with her horse, Charm, she finds that she is not exactly welcome, especially when a group of pretty, high-achieving girls challenge her right to belong at the school. Book #1
When Sasha Silver arrives at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy with her horse, Charm, she finds that she is not exactly welcome, especially when a group of pretty, high-achieving girls challenge her right to belong at the school.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Mix, 2009
Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780329702816
9781416958406
1416958401
Call Number: jF BURK
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 20 cm

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indigo_horse_78
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.

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black_horse_628
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.

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Ruthie15
Mar 23, 2016

Loved this book!

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TigerLily_16
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.

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white_sparrow_18
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.

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cindyhwu
May 30, 2015

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

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readingthewater
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.

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Elentari
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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green_dog_1853
May 28, 2014

Just finished this book. Two words: LOVED IT!!!!!

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