Jul 26, 11
Read in January, 2011
Walter Farley's daughter Pam died sometime during this string of the last few books in the series and I think it gives some indication as why they are so bad and have so little heart. This one is rather maudlin in that a free-spirited girl (named Pam, of course) comes to work at Hopeful Farm. There is a love story for Alec, Pam's tragic love for a young racehorse, and Pam's tragic end (much like Farley's daughter). Just sappy to the extreme.