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True Blue by Jane Smiley
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Oct 24, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: 2011, tweens, religious, animal, didn-t-finish
Read from October 22 to 24, 2011

Thought I would give Jane Smiley a try at the tween level since I enjoyed her adult books. Nope. This is a Horse story with a capital 'H' with most of the story around the various equipment, technique and types of horse, uh, stuff there is out there. I would have been able to keep with it if it was more character driven. And then the heavy handed religious overtones did me in. The Dad is a conservative evangelistic Christian (won't let his children go to the movie theater type). And that was when I began skimming for the "ghost story" that was alluded to in the description. Never did find that part either.

Hard core girl horse-lovers will enjoy this story.
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