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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
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Paperback, 266 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Aladdin
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 Ericka
Jul 08, 2009 Ericka rated it really liked it
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
Sep 20, 2011 Alina Seifert rated it it was amazing
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
Gretchen S.
Jan 02, 2013 Gretchen S. rated it it was amazing
CANTERWOOD CREST CHASING BLUE
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
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Meg
May 24, 2009 Meg rated it really liked it
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
Chloé
May 09, 2015 Chloé rated it it was amazing
I really, really love this series. Even though it is full of stereotypical horse book cliches, they are done so well that honestly I can't help but love it! The topic of boys is much more prevalent in this second installment than the first book, but I think it was done well and wasn't too overdone. The love triangle is actually written well and doesn't seem unrealistic at all! I also really appreciate the realistic storyline overall. Unlike a lot of horse books, Sasha and Charm don't win every s ...more
Emma
Dec 12, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
I think this is one of the best Middle Grade series I've read. It is a very realistic and relatable portrayal of life at that edge, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, with lots of ups and downs.

I like that although Heather is the "mean girl" to our MC, the reader still sees other sides to her: Her hopes and dreams, her being nice, her being a strong team mate. We also see why Heater might lash out towards Sasha and other people way at times - She feels insecure because her father puts so
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Sophia M
Oct 23, 2014 Sophia M rated it it was amazing
In my opinion the book, Canterwood Crest, Chasing Blue, written by Jessica Burkhart is a phenomenal novel of a lost girl named Sasha, who finds herself in one of the top boarding school. Sasha tries to juggle her education and her equestrian life, while fitting in with the other girls. But you have to read the first one to read the second. The reason I think this is such a good book is because the author starts off with a strong beginning of the secret Valentines party that no one knew the loca ...more
Natalie Toner
Mar 12, 2015 Natalie Toner rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book! At this point I'm so into the series that I can get through the book in two days. I can't wait for the next book!
Chasing blue is the second book in the canter wood crest series. Sasha comes back from winter break, and her relationship with Jacob becomes more serious, and she tries her best to put all of her focus into regionals. When that time comes Saha competes with her team.(if I said how she did that would be a spoiler) After regionals, Callie starts acting weird.
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Carly
Jul 03, 2012 Carly rated it it was amazing
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. ;)
Brodie I LOVE HORSES :)
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 liked it
Recommends it for: older girls
Recommended to Kaylea Joy by: Young Rider magazine
Not as good as the first one.
Art2
Apr 17, 2013 Art2 rated it really liked it
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
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

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
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Emily
Nov 06, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing
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Abby
Apr 26, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing
THIS IS MORE JUICIER THAN THE FIRST BOOK!!! THE DRAMA GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER!!! IN THIS BOOK, SASHA'S ALMOST BOYFRIEND IS SPENDING TIME WITH SASHA'S WORST ENEMY!! AT THE END, IT TURNS OUT TO BE A BIG MESS!
Ellbell2020
Mar 19, 2015 Ellbell2020 rated it it was amazing
The Canter wood crest series is long but a great use of time. This books are really great for young teenagers to relate to and read. The story line is great and this book is all around good
Dana
Oct 06, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing
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Kaleah
May 05, 2015 Kaleah rated it really liked it
I thought it was a very good book. Slow going, but very good at the end. I knew right away that Eric liked Sasha. It was so obvious. I like the love triangle aspect to the book.
Jenna St Hilaire
Mar 21, 2012 Jenna St Hilaire rated it liked it
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
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Flora Skye
Aug 13, 2015 Flora Skye rated it it was amazing
This book was fabulous!!!! i cried, laughed and shouted for joy for Sasha! i ship Eric and Sasha!!!! Jacob is okay but not my fave guy for Sasha
Arika Conley
Aug 07, 2015 Arika Conley rated it really liked it
I love the drama in this one, and while some of it was pretty predictable, I enjoyed it. The characters are fun (except Heather-ugh!)
Heather
Jul 17, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
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?
Marg
Feb 15, 2011 Marg rated it liked it
Shelves: horses, young-adult
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
Kristin Crouse
Dec 08, 2014 Kristin Crouse rated it really liked it
My daughter loves this series. She is crazy about horses and is a 5th grader.
Olivia
Sep 06, 2015 Olivia rated it really liked it
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Gracie
Oct 12, 2015 Gracie rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!! I really like this series!
Tris James
Dec 15, 2014 Tris James rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much I'm going to read it again!
Gisella Marin
Jul 18, 2014 Gisella Marin rated it it was amazing
i love this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ema Mizi
Apr 06, 2014 Ema Mizi rated it it was amazing
Leaves readers wanting to read another chapter
Sophie Inkster
Jan 05, 2015 Sophie Inkster rated it liked it
good, but a little too young for me.
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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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