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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  467 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Hola, Cuties! I’m Jacinda Gonzalez, almost twelve. Although I think I’m pretty nice, not to mention way cool and one of the most knowledgeable people in all things horse, I just can’t make any friends in my new school. The only things flying my way are totally rude insults. The horseback riding therapy farm where I volunteer becomes my perfect escape from mean bullies. And ...more
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Published July 26th 2014 by West Ridge Farm Publishing
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Courtney Vail Angel is a horse, but Jacinda, the main character has a lot of goals, to confront her bullies, to try to convince the farm owner Angel would be a grea…moreAngel is a horse, but Jacinda, the main character has a lot of goals, to confront her bullies, to try to convince the farm owner Angel would be a great therapy horse and to keep her, to get her good deeds club off the ground, and to get over her fear of singing in public so she can share her musical gift with the world.(less)

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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very cool premise! Love the characters, Jacinda and her friends are fun and lovable! The fact that the Angel Club members are facing many of the same obstacles as today's pre-teens, but overcoming these challenges and learning to love their differences by drawing strength from their friendship and interests is wonderful!

I believe young teens will gain not only enjoyment but valuable lessons when dealing with negative attitudes and situations! Engaging and lively dialogue, a great book for middle
Sparkie Allison
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Part Disneyesque, part Lifetime Channel, Angels Club is a feel good story about girls learning to work together. Jacinda takes on a horse rescue as a project and forms the Angels Club to put their energy into doing good deeds and giving back. Seven young women learn that different personalities have their own way of doing things and that they have to compromise in order to succeed in their goal. Light-hearted young adult humor and dialogue will appeal to today’s young women. A twist in the endin ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Four stars because it did touch me emotionally; bringing tears to my eyes in certain parts.

I'm all for diversity in books and have read others that did it subtly. This book knocks you over the head with it and the message starting on page one. In the very beginning paragraphs we learn the main character is Latina or Hispanic, in a relatively new school, tall for her age, and bullied. We also find out she loves horses and volunteers at a horse therapy ranch for physically challenged children (I t
Clare O'Beara
Jacinda and her friends help out at a riding stable called Sunnybrook which caters for young people with special needs. Like Emily, who comes along in a wheelchair and tries to pluck up the courage to stroke a horse.

A creamy white mare with much mud and tangles, and in bad shape, is brought to the farm as a rescue horse, to be made healthy and sold on for funds. But Jacinda decides that there is something different about this mare, whom she names Angel. As she and Emily work on the gentle mare
Christine Meunier
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, childrens
I downloaded the first book in the Angels Club for free on Kindle a little while ago. Any free horse story is worth looking into, in my opinion. This one by Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell didn’t disappoint!

Jacinda Gonzalez is very tall for her young age. Add to that the fact that she had to stay down a year in primary school, and she feels like she is bullied for these two facts alone. What about her big heart and desire to help others? Read more at
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Angels Club

by Courtney Vail

What a great feel good book! This book follows a group of girls who were deemed the outcasts and were picked on and bullied and decided to not just let others beat them down. Not only do these girls find a way to help themselves become the best they can be but they also begin to change the bullies. And it was all inspired by one special horse named Angel.

I would recommend this book to anyone and especially to children of this age that possibly are dealing with bully
Eileen Carter
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Great series for girls

For a young girl who is interested in horses, and loves to read this a great series to start her on. The characters are young girls, who come together when they decide to start a club of misfits. But what will these girls shoo in their club...good deeds of course. It is sure to be a favorite series of girls in middle school, late elementary school.
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jackie-s-books
For a 'kids' book as an adult I found it excellent reading. it made me laugh and cry and I enjoyed it very much.
Ray Simmons
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Angels Club by Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell is a whole lot of fun. This is due to the fun, sassy, main character, Jacinda Gonzalez. This kid is full of life and energy. It almost leaps up from the page at you and I can’t help but think that kids will connect with all that vibrant positivism. Don’t get me wrong, Jacinda has problems just like any other kid but the response is so upbeat that I think Angels Club will result in a lot of kid’s spirits being uplifted. The dedication is to the ou ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: got-for-free
An ok book for horse lovers

I never read The Saddle Club series but I imagine this was inspired by it. The idea isn't bad but as far as execution goes, I wish the authors would pick a tense and stick with it. It probably could have also lost a few pages if they had reduced some of Jacinda's commentary on events - there were times it felt redundant.

Horse lovers will love the info on American Curly horses and horseback therapy. The characters aren't any worse or better than other series aimed at pr
Aine Cladd
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is such a good book, it made me read and read every page even at bedtime. My love for horses have grown since reading this. Even my sister LOVED it. Rates five star due to the idea and it was so nice to read a book with my interests in.
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic YA book about a Mexican American 11 year old girl that loves horses. She starts an angel club and it grows to 7 members to help others. Jacinda also has a pet horse project that helps pysically disabled kids with therapy.
There is some real girl drama so it gives the characters depth.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Good information about American Curly Horses, inspirational quotes, and good club with a very good cause, but sometimes she was harsh toward her little sister, so that is why I gave it 4\5 stars. Overall, a good read.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good book!!!!

It is awesome I love it it wasn't that sad and I hate sad books please read it everyone you guys inspired me . write. More!!!
Amy Zamora
This book is the best book a girl could have.

I Loved the whole book. It was very interesting and fun to read. I like how Jacinda stands up for the horse and is very kind to her.
Angels Club -- Courtney Vail (23 chapters) Jan. 2-3, 2018 (415 page)

**I originally read this as a part of a book collection “8 Exciting Middle Grade Novels,” compiled by Paul Moxham.**

This is a girly adventure, but it's not as adventurey as I would have hoped it would've been. The story centers around a group of young girls raising money for people in need and nursing a rescue horse back from near starvation. It was hard for me to get through because the girl was very blingy in speech (which wou
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" saddle up chica!"

Angels club by Courtney Vail.

Jacinda Golez is a Spanish chica who loves horses. Me too!
Jacinda is popular and snazzy. Only Problemos are heading her way...

Poor Jacinda is bullied and soon many other troubles headed for her. Didnt Jacinda already have enough responsabilities?
I went to see how she did it.

This was Good enough to impress me but this was more of a diary than adventureous story. There were many horses and friends, but not enough thrill.

This book was free so i expect
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much even katness dies! Also eat my paper now!
Faith Ann Young
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What to love about this book?

This book favorite. My little sister loves this book.
This is a good family book.This is why is to l💕ve
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I absolutely adored Jacinda! Very glad I found this as a free download on amazon. It's a quick read that definitely brought a smile to my face, I just loved all the cutesy adjectives! I'm gonna start adding a few in my vocabulary! Thank you Courtney and Sandra for such a wonderful book! :)
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COURTNEY VAIL writes totally twisted YA and adult suspense. She enjoys braiding mystery, suspense & romance with some kind of weirdness. Her addictions to crazy coffee concoctions, Funny Bones, Ben & Jerry's, and bacon keep her running and writing. She currently lives in New England with a comedian stud and a wild gang of kidlets. Her Angels Club series won the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards ...more

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