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One Brave Summer

(Quartz Creek Ranch)

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Paley Dixon is not excited about six weeks on a horse ranch without access to the virtual world of Dragonfyre. In-game, she's the Blue Elf, strong and powerful. In the real world, she's coming off a bad year after moving from Los Angeles to Denver. At least Prince, the majestic horse she's paired with at Quartz Creek Ranch, makes her feel like royalty.

To gain Prince's trus
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2017 by Darby Creek (Tm)
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Sarah
May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Paley has been having difficulty making friends and fitting in at her new school. She has retreated into her favorite computer game and her parents are set on stopping it. They send her to a summer ranch camp, where she and several other tweens work on their ability to connect with others. While learning the responsibilities of ranchers, the tweens come across a fossil and must work together to save it from those who would like to steal it.

This was a good children's novel. It only bugged me that
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John Clark
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story for juvenile horse lovers as well as those struggling with change and friendship issues.
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Middle schooler Paley has been sent to Quartz Creek Ranch, a summer camp for troubled youth, to help break her addiction to a MMORPG game that has taken over her life. In this quick read, Paley realizes her strengths and gains confidence and lasting friendships.

Recommended for older elementary readers, or reluctant teen readers. The prose is easily read, but deals with complex emotions like forgiveness and empathy for those who hurt you.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an hone
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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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