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Keeping Secrets by Maggie Dana
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Jan 29, 12

bookshelves: horse-books, young-adult-and-that-s-okay
Read from January 26 to 29, 2012

Like so many YA horse books, Keeping Secrets is about the friendships and rivalries that horsey girls make. Who were your truest friends and your most formidable enemies when you were growing up? Not the kids at school; they were just an annoyance you had to put with for the purpose of getting through lunch and those dreary group homework assignments. Life, and laughter, and all-out war, resided firmly at the barn.

The twists in Keeping Secrets are unique, though. Holly, the riding instructor’s daughter, is wheelchair-bound. Kate, looking for a place to stay while her father is off chasing butterflies for science, has already sworn off horses. This isn’t going to be The Saddle Club, then. These girls aren’t going to bond over trail rides and campfires.

It turns out, you can bond over other things. Sometimes you just meet someone and you’re destined to be best friends. Nervous, haunted Kate and witty, tough Holly are the perfect couple.

Fast-paced, clever, and impeccably accurate, "Keeping Secrets" had me glued to my computer. An absolute must-read whether you're thirteen or thirty (and can you guess which one I am?)

Full review at www.retiredracehorseblog.com!
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