The Long Ride (Pine Hollow #1)
Introducing the first young adult series about friendship. High school. Driver's licenses. Boyfriends. Jobs. A lot of new things are happening, but one thing remains the same: Stevie lake, Lisa Atwood, and Carole Hanson are still best friends. Still some things do change. Will best friends survive the tests?
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 6th 1998 by Bantam Books for Young Readers
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I came across this series at a garage sale, and bought it while unsure what to expect. Would it keep things clean like on the Disney Channel, or would it be soapy and bawdy like The O.C.? Fortunately, it turned out to be definitely the former; in fact, it had the feeling of the series premiere of a new show on the Mouse network. Though the themes are serious--suffering from a disability, a care accident, etc.--they are handled well and appropriately. Let's hope that the future volumes in this se...more
I got this book off Paperback Swap on a whim because The Saddle Club was my favorite series as a kid, and I remembered hearing Bonnie Bryant had written a series about the girls as teenagers. So I was curious. While not the best-written book ever, it was like revisiting with long-lost old friends. It felt good to hang out with Carole, Stevie, and Lisa again. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, if not for major literary gain, then for pure kicks.
American author of children's books. She is best known for creating the intermediate horse book series The Saddle Club, which was published from October 1988 until April 2001. The Saddle Club chronicled the adventures of thirteen-year-old Lisa Atwood and twelve-year-olds Stephanie "Stevie" Lake and Carole Hanson. The series was static in time; the girls never aged in 101 books, 7 special editions,...moreMore about Bonnie Bryant...