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The Long Ride

(Pine Hollow #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  250 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Introducing the first young adult series about friendship. High school. Driver's licenses. Boyfriends. Jobs. A lot of new things are happening, but one thing remains the same: Stevie lake, Lisa Atwood, and Carole Hanson are still best friends. Still some things do change. Will best friends survive the tests?
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 6th 1998 by Bantam Books for Young Readers
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Leigha's Life
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nostalgic
I was going through a box of old books and found this. I didn't even mean to read it, but before I knew it, I had it all read. I wish I had the rest. #nostalgic
Angela Cutrell
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: horses
I never read The Saddle Club series by Bonnie Bryant, but I was taken in by her sequel series, Pine Hollow, as a teenager. It matures with the characters and I felt that this first volume does an easy enough job introducing everyone as they are now, whether you had already read any or all of the 100+ book predecessor series or not.

This entry has very fluid writing in its third person as it hops between many more characters than I anticipated. It works especially well with the concept that the ma
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Three stars for nostalgia! This was a nice bit of escapism.
I loved the original Saddle Club books as a child, and was not disappointed by my return to Willow Creek as an adult. The quality of the writing in this book is slightly better than that in the Saddle Club books, but the book still had that Saddle Club feeling. Stevie and Carole and Lisa are still very much themselves, albeit a little older. There's still plenty of horse talk and riding. "The Long Ride" addresses some fairly serious the
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Growing up, the Saddle Club series was my absolute favorite books. I read (and owned) them all multiple times! I got the Pine Hollows series when I was in my early/mid teens, but only got halfway through this first book before I put it down.

In the mood for horse books, I picked this one up again. Seeing Carol, Lisa and Stevie again was like meeting old friends for the first time in a decade and a half. I picked up where I left off with them, and it was refreshing.

Despite that, this book only g
Christine Meunier
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, horse-series
I have read and reviewed many of the Saddle Club books on this blog. And yet, although I have quite a few of the Pine Hollow books by the same author, I hadn’t actually read any until recently! The Long Ride is the first book in the series and although Stevie, Carole and Lisa are older, it’s still the same Saddle Club members!

May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I came across this series at a garage sale, and bought it while unsure what to expect. Would it keep things clean like on the Disney Channel, or would it be soapy and bawdy like The O.C.? Fortunately, it turned out to be definitely the former; in fact, it had the feeling of the series premiere of a new show on the Mouse network. Though the themes are serious--suffering from a disability, a care accident, etc.--they are handled well and appropriately. Let's hope that the future volumes in this se ...more
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I got this book off Paperback Swap on a whim because The Saddle Club was my favorite series as a kid, and I remembered hearing Bonnie Bryant had written a series about the girls as teenagers. So I was curious. While not the best-written book ever, it was like revisiting with long-lost old friends. It felt good to hang out with Carole, Stevie, and Lisa again. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, if not for major literary gain, then for pure kicks.
Jul 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I remember enjoying these books as a teen because they were about horses. They aren't the best written books ever, but they are a fun quick read.
Maggie Sullivan
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good book. I read the whole series after this!! I love that it isn't specifically for 7 year olds but it's still about horses!!
It was alright, i think i prefer the saddle club books and the pony tails, well there average. TOTS i love THe saddle club, veronica my Fav!
Alice. Alice.
Jan 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Horse lovers :)
Loved it dudes :P
I even got Samson's name from these books :L
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved reading the Saddle Club series when I was younger and enjoyed reading about the characters and ol' Pine Hollow again. It was a fun quick read!
Sep 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Read this series after the saddle club series... a little "advanced"...but very good.
Erin Pizzo
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly brilliant! i loved the car accident; it was so enthralling!! cant wait till i get the next one
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful series. The only thing I didn't like was the sudden and kind of crappy ending. Although the girls changed they will always be what they were when they were kids to me.
Zaza (Mackenzie)
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Lisa heads off for Califorina, and Stevie, Carole and Callie get into trouble on the drive home. Will things ever be okay again?
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American author of children's books. She is best known for creating the intermediate horse book series The Saddle Club, which was published from October 1988 until April 2001. The Saddle Club chronicled the adventures of thirteen-year-old Lisa Atwood and twelve-year-olds Stephanie "Stevie" Lake and Carole Hanson. The series was static in time; the girls never aged in 101 books, 7 special editions, ...more

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