Chasing Blue (Canterwood Crest, #2)
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Chasing Blue (Canterwood Crest #2)

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Now that Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, have proven that they're worthy competitors for the Canterwood Crest equestrian team, Sasha's psyched to get back to school...until self-proclaimed It girl, queen bee, and owner of the I'm-so-way-better-than-you-are attitude, Heather Fox, is assigned as Sasha's riding partner.

Not. Good.

And when Heather starts spending a little...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Aladdin
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Abousolute Drama!!!!!! In a good way, first it starts out intersting then it gets rough (for the character) then BOOM! instant problem covered in absolute drama! But, the character has to find a way out of the situation right? But you won't know untill you get the next book, once you do that, you'll find out what her decision is, no matter how it pains her, or even, you. My explanatin of the book may not seem good, but, the authors words are goning to wow you. This book is absolutley WONDERFUL!...more
Alina Seifert
This book was a great book. The author put a lot of details about horseback riding, which is something that I love to do. For example, the author described how to prepare for a horse show and how not to be scared of the jumps and whatever else might happen. She also explained how not to be tense when riding or being near a horse because it makes a horse tense, too. I loved these details because I never knew many of the explanations that she gave.Sasha knew about participating in horse shows, but...more
a fun and quick YA read - I'm trying to convince myself that this is 'research' for my novel ;) Jessica is a fun person, very active on the internet, and I love supporting authors that I hear of. Her horse knowledge is right-on, the scenes are realistic, right down to the detail. I was a barn manager for my first year out of college, and have ridden since before I could walk, so I'm pretty nit-picky about horse books. This one doesn't disappoint! The only thing I haven't liked is the 'text-speak...more
i LOVED it was awsome. i have fallen in LOVE with these books they are awsome. ;) i really LOVED it. it really had some sad times and some really funny times but most of all i LOVED it. ;)
i really really love those books thay are the best anyone who reads these books freind me and we cam talk about them if u need help
Kaylea Joy
Jul 27, 2011 Kaylea Joy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: older girls
Recommended to Kaylea Joy by: Young Rider magazine
Not as good as the first one.
I have really high hopes for this series, even more so now that I've read the second installment, because it has definitely delivered. Heather and Sasha are teammates at Canterwood Crest, but they're also social rivals. Mainly, they just don't get along. So when it's announced that Canterwood is going to compete in this regional show, and Heather and Sasha are forced to partner up for practice, they're forced to face honesty. This shouldn't be that big of a deal, but we're talking about a horse...more
Gretchen S.
Jessica Burkhart
Realistic Fiction
257 pages

Sasha Silver and her teammates are registering for a show when they bump into Jasmine. Heather and Jasmine used to ride together, but then Heather moved to Canterwood Crest. Jasmine is actually meaner than Heather, which almost isn’t possible. She plans to beat Canterwood Crest, but she doesn’t know how good they are. Sasha beats Jasmine in the first class that they are in. Jasmine got so mad that she put oil and sawdust in...more
Chasing Blue by Jessica Burkhart is a wonderful, dramatic novel. Sasha Silver is a student at Canterwood Crest boarding school. Sasha and her horse Charm, have worked very hard to get themselves a place on Canterwood’s advanced riding team! They have both been great but then Heather Fox, Sasha’s foe, seems very needy of Sasha’s almost boyfriend! Sasha starts to think the unthinkable; Jacob (Sasha’s almost boyfriend) has turned on her. The drama starts up because Heather is also on the advanced t...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Sasha's finally fitting in at Canterwood Crest. She wouldn't want to be anywhere else, especially since things are starting to heat up between her and Jacob. But could there be trouble in paradise?

Heather's noticed Sasha's crush and she's doing everything possible to put doubts in Sasha's head. Sasha's trying to juggle her feelings for Jacob on top of dealing with Heather, a major horse competition, school work, and helping Paige reach her dream of...more
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Jenna St Hilaire
Cute and likable horse story, sort of Mean Girls meets The Saddle Club. These weren't out when I was a pre-teen, but I read every horse book the library had then, so I rather enjoyed the new spin on a beloved theme from childhood.

It ends on quite a cliffhanger for a book aimed at young girls--and here I'd thought I could expect a happy ending. Ah, well.

It's relatively clean, the horsey details are perfectly described for their target audience (girls like I was at ten or eleven: horse-crazy enoug...more
It was great, however, I think it would be more appropriate for girls aged from 11-16 because the main character sasha acts like a 15 year old....
really good and full of juicy gossip stuff. heather just seems to get worse and worse every book. I wonder if she'll ever learn to just be a human and stop messing with peoples lives?
Light, horsie fiction. The horsie-stuff still seems rather accurate. It still shows the stereotypical boarding school attitudes and rivalries, but it still, overall, is enjoyable. The only real issue I have with this book is... the 'lingo' or 'acronyms' used that is common, these days, in texting, messaging and the likes. I just find it hard to read and some of the time I don't even know what is being said. The scary thought is - is this going to be the way literature will be transformed in to?...more
Gisella Marin
i love this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ema Mizi
Leaves readers wanting to read another chapter
This book is great it starts the day after winter break which is how the 1st one ended! Sasha is getting 2 know Jacob more when they are now partners 4 film class, but Heather is seen around the cafe with jacob! Little does Sasha know Jacob is helping Heather with math! Meanwhile regionals is coming and Sasha is so worried after she got her first F in Biology! Add a new kid, Erick that seems to like Sasha and now Callie is mad at her because she thinks Sasha likes him back! Will Sasha be able 2...more
Jun 15, 2014 Grace rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own, horse
sashas an idiot
Jan 25, 2014 Taryn added it
I love this book. I just finished it. I think it it much better then the first book. I'm on to the third book now called " behind the bit"
Elizabeth Gravel
Boyfriend stealers. Enemies. Allies. All dramatic things in and out of the equine world take place in Chasing Blue. Sasha has alot to prove to Heather. Sasha has been trying to settle in, but with Heather on her back, its impossible. The way that Sasha handles everything in this book is the highlight of the story. The drama in this book is really interesting, and the bonds that Sasha tries to make and keep alive are what makes the Canterwood Crest series so sucessful and relatable too.

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You must buy the next book before you read this one as I have just finished reading it and the ending is a real Cliff-hanger I just wanted to throw the book across my room(but I didn't as I respect books).
Jun 07, 2014 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jessica by: me
See the first book in the series for a full review.
Maya Gorev
Now that Sasha Silver and her horse Charm, have proven that there worthy competiters for the canterwood crest equestrien team, Sasha's psyched to get back to school...until self-proclaimed it girl, Queen bee, and the owner of the i'm-so-better-than-you-are-attitude, Heather Fox, is assigned as Sasha's riding partner. Not. Good. And when Heather starts spending to much QT with Sasha's almost-boyfriend Jacob the partner-ship get's put to the ultimate test.
Sasha is now used to being tormented by owner of the 1'm-way-better-than-you-and-I'm-a-better-rider-than-you attitude, the one and only, Heather Fox. Will she make the advanced team, or will Heather and the insanely hard classes at Canterwood send her packing?
Karen Arendt
Sasha competes for the Regionals while still dealing with Heather's lies and interference. Sasha begins to believe that her crush Jacob like Heather (thanks to Heather!) and a new boy, Eric, starts midyear. While this series is based on a seventh grader and has a story line about boys there is a lot of detail about horses and school (as well as the importance of studying hard). This would be appropriate for 4th or 5th grade.
Calista Lehman
This was a amazing book if you like horses this definitely is a book for you
I thought this book was fantastic. I mean heather fox go get a grip and stop bullying. oh and Sasha silver keep it up
Chanel Lockett
I absolutely adore this book.! I couldnt stop reading it. Its got such good visuals. I can picture how everything would happen if it was real. Its just an amazing relateable teen drama. I wish there was more books.! I'm almost done with the whole series. I love these books so much, and I think every girl into horses or NOT would love this.
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Twenty-two year old Jessica Burkhart is a writer from New York City. She’s crazy about horses, lip gloss and all things pink and sparkly. Jess was an equestrian before she started writing. Now, she writes the bi-monthly Canterwood Crest series for Aladdin MIX.
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