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Shy Girl and Shy Guy

(Quartz Creek Ranch)

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For Hanna, Quartz Creek Ranch was the worst kind of punishment, because there’s nothing she fears more than horses. Then she meets the beautiful gray named Shy Guy, who is just as afraid of people as Hanna is of horses. Can she help Shy Guy overcome his past of abuse and abandonment, and restore him to his former glory?
Published April 2017 by Darby Creek (an imprint of Lerner Books) (first published January 1st 2017)
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Ruth Lehrer
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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When I was little I loved horses and horse books. I particularly loved horse books that were really people books in disguise. SHY GIRL AND SHY GUY by Kiersi Burkart and Amber J. Keyser is a perfect example of that. There’s plenty of horse story to hook the middle grade horse fanatic, but the bigger hook is the poignant story of a young girl coming into her own. Beautiful horses and beautiful writing, quiet but suspenseful; this is great example of a well-written middle grade series. I would've l ...more
Patricia
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful debut - and pretty much everything you want in a book with a horse and a girl on the cover. Full of wonderful characters - both human and horse, facing fears, and standing up for yourself and the people (and horses) you love, this book is about growth, friendship, and learning about yourself in ways both wonderful and terrifying.

Full of great horse scenes, great Middle Grade relationships, and a harrowing finale, this is a book for every kid who feels a little lost sometimes. And for
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Burkhart, Kiersi Shy Girl and Shy Guy (Quartz Creek Ranch Book), 233 pages. Darby Creek (Lerner), 2017. $20. Language: G (o swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Hanna ends up at Quartz Creek Ranch for six weeks because she is having trouble with stealing at home. Her parents think the camp will be therapeutic and helpful to her. But riding horses doesn’t sound like Hanna’s idea of a good time. Then she meets Shy Guy, a beautiful but wild horse, who was lost and possibly abused, and no one can
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Karen Johnson
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a debut - although I'm also pretty sure there were 3 or 4 different ones in 2017. Impressive output. (I am putting this same review on the other books I read in the series with

This was written with just the right amount of predictability for the age group (middle reader). Kids with problems go to a horse ranch for "therapy." This was handled sensitively with not too much graphic information about situations. Kids find they are worthy of being understood and respected, and there
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Kiersi Burkhart lives and works as an author and freelance writer in Wyoming. She grew up a cowgirl in Colorado and can still run the barrel race. Despite owning her own business, she manages to find time to dismantle the patriarchy and play plenty of Pokemon. She lives with her best friend, a mutt named Baby, and her partner at the foot of the mountain.

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