8/28/07 I liked this book. ^^ Stayed up late last night finishing it. I didn't keep it because it's a large series I'd have to watch out for, and I have...more8/28/07 I liked this book. ^^ Stayed up late last night finishing it. I didn't keep it because it's a large series I'd have to watch out for, and I have three whole bookshelves worth of books already, but I'm going to watch for the beginning of the series in the library. I enjoyed the book, and how it wasn't entirely necessary to have read the prior sets to understand this one. It gave you just enough information...to want to go read the first ones, basically. *laughs* It was good. *nods* I can see why the author's so well-known. 8/20/07 Started this yesterday, not too far into it yet.(less)
Getting my brother (12) to read is liking getting a cat to take a bath, getting a high-schooler to go to school, getting a cheerleader to go to comput...moreGetting my brother (12) to read is liking getting a cat to take a bath, getting a high-schooler to go to school, getting a cheerleader to go to computer club. All those really difficult things in life.
I read this series myself about a year or two ago, so when he needed a book to do for literature in his homeschool, I suggested that he pick this one and I'd do it with him.
He moaned and groaned and hated life, that he'd have to do something so awful as reading. I just shrugged and told him to suck it up and drive on.
We get started, and the first chapter goes just like I expected it to. We take turns reading out loud, 2 pages at a time, and each time his turn is over he hands the book to me like it burned him to touch it, let alone read it. But then, after we hit the end of the second chapter or so, I notice something: he starts to enjoy it. He starts sneaking in an extra page once in a while, 'accidentally' skipping my turn. Towards the end, he's reading 10, 20 pages in one sitting by himself (out loud, remember) as I sit and work on my knitting. (Because I can't just sit there, donchaknow. ^^). Now it's a fight to get him to stop reading long enough for us to discuss the questions.
When we finish the book and he takes the final test, he steals my copy away and reads it again. And again. And again. I begin to lose hope of ever recovering my book, but one day I find him his own set in the thrift store.
Maybe he'll actually go on to the next book in the series now. *laughs*
Anyways. I love this book. I love this series. A friend of mine actually suggested it to me once many, many years ago, but I never read it. For some reason the name stuck in my mind, though. Happy I am that it did, for now I've another great series I can read and reread. As does my brother. ^^(less)
8/28/07 Finished this a couple days ago but didn't have the chance to update. I really liked this book, actually ended up keeping it for now. It's a very...more8/28/07 Finished this a couple days ago but didn't have the chance to update. I really liked this book, actually ended up keeping it for now. It's a very unique book for McCaffrey to write, a unique book just in general. I wouldn't be entirely sure how to categorize it...it's a romance, but it's not, it's about horses and yet it's not, it's about a young girl going through problems in her life and yet it's not, it's about her father, but it's not. Makes it rather difficult to review properly when I can't even tell for certain who the main character is. *laughs* It keeps switching focuses throughout. What I can tell you is that I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. 8/20/07 Just started this yesterday...haven't gotten that far into it. ^^(less)