Jockey Girl A teen girl s quest to find her mother leads her to the big city and gives her the courage to fulfill her dream of becoming a jockey Estranged from her classmates and an outcast at home Evangeline G

  • Title: Jockey Girl
  • Author: Shelley Peterson
  • ISBN: 9781459734340
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • A teen girl s quest to find her mother leads her to the big city, and gives her the courage to fulfill her dream of becoming a jockey.Estranged from her classmates and an outcast at home, Evangeline Gibb feels alone in the world except for the affection of a talented but misunderstood racehorse named No Justice.All her life, Evie s been told that her mother, Angela Parson,A teen girl s quest to find her mother leads her to the big city, and gives her the courage to fulfill her dream of becoming a jockey.Estranged from her classmates and an outcast at home, Evangeline Gibb feels alone in the world except for the affection of a talented but misunderstood racehorse named No Justice.All her life, Evie s been told that her mother, Angela Parson, is dead Then, on her sixteenth birthday, a card arrives from her great aunt Mary with the suggestion that Angela might still be alive and Evie s life is turned upside down.In hopes of winning enough money to leave her hateful father and find her mother, Evie enters the Caledon Horse Race But something she overhears her father saying changes everything, and Evie steals the racehorse in the night and runs away.With a stray dog named Magpie at her side and help from Aunt Mary, Evie unearths long hidden family secrets, observes the underground world of drug addiction, goes toe to toe with her father, finds unexpected love, and takes the racing world by storm with single minded determination.

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    About "Shelley Peterson"

    1. Shelley Peterson

      Shelley Peterson is the best selling author of numerous young adult novels, including DANCER, ABBY MALONE, SUNDANCER, and MYSTERY AT SADDLE CREEK She was born in London, Ontario, and was trained in theatre arts at the Banff School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, and the University of Western Ontario She works as a professional actress, and has than 100 stage, film, and television credits to her name Peterson has had a lifelong love of animals big and small, with particular interest in horses She divides her time between Toronto and Fox Ridge, a horse farm in the Caledon hills, which she shares with her husband, three children, and the family dog.

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    1. There are a lot of horse books (and movies) out there, particularly about the underdog racehorse becoming a champion. So sometimes they can seem a little repetitive. I thought that this was great fresh take on that story, particularly with the human stories woven in. The main character Evie endures a lot of verbal abuse from her father, step family and her classmates, and on top of this discovers some hard truths about her mom. However, she continually shows spunk and a kindhearted spirit, and h [...]


    2. Evie has quite a week going. She is humiliated by her "best friend" on Facebook, throws her phone into a river, receives a birthday card from a great aunt she's never met which indicates that the mother her father told her was dead isn't, steals a horse from her dad and wins a prestigious horse race.Evie is the oldest daughter of a well-known horse trainer. But her outwardly charming father hides a monster who displays rages that frighten Evie. She never knows how her father will react. He has b [...]


    3. Many thanks to Dundurn, via NetGalley, for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review!4.5I won't lie - I love horses, and always have. This book appealed to me because at one point, I wished I could be a jockey.I did have a hard time remembering where this book takes place (Canada) because for some reason my brain wanted to keep placing the story elsewhere. And there were some unrealistic parts of the story (the ease at which Evie got through all of the hurdles she faced, [...]



    4. As a kid I used to read nothing but horse books, especially books about racehorses & show jumpers. I wanted to be a jockey myself, or an eventer. But come my teens I moved on to other genres, and so this is my first horse book in like probably almost twenty years! O_O It's got me feeling quite nostalgic *sniffs* I saw this book on the library shelf and figured what the heck, why not? I remembered reading a couple books by this author as a kid and loved them. They were some of my favorites ba [...]


    5. I'm the kind of reader who loves horses, but often dislikes horse books. I find they tend to be sentimental and unrealistic. Jockey Girl came off unrealistic to me and also aimed toward a younger audience than I was expecting. With that said, I think I would have enjoyed it a lot when I was in elementary school. However, with that said, there is one aspect of the book that would require a bit more maturity as it deals with addiction.The first thing that annoyed me was how terrible Evie's family [...]


    6. Evie Gibb is the daughter of a well-to-do, if morally unscruple, racehorse owner. Living with her emotionally distant father, prima donna stepmother, perfect stepsister and adorable half-brother at their ranch, she feels like there's no one in her corner. Her friends have abandoned her thanks to an embarrassing Facebook post, she has no phone, her mother could be alive (!), she has a mysterious aunt and her favorite racehorse, No Justice, has been banned from racing thanks to dumping every jocke [...]


    7. The good things:1. Shelley Peterson actually knows horses and knows how to write about horses. You can just tell that she rides, and rides properly, because of the details she goes into. There's no dumbing it down, and a less than average amount of anthropomorphizing for a horse book. 2. The handling of homelessness and addiction is pretty decent right up until the end. Evie's mother is flawed and faces her challenges, but she does so without becoming a cliche. The ending is a bit too easy and b [...]


    8. Just finished reading this book and had to write my review right away, that's how excited I am about this book.It's about a 16 year old girl, about her horse and starting a career as jockey, while juggling family drama, first crush, high school as well as her horse, training etc.The book spoke to me, because my aunt was one of the first female jockeys in Germany. I imagine her path to the track would have been quite a bit more difficult, but it wasn't really a cake walk for Evie either.What I li [...]


    9. Lets start off by saying that this book plays with the heart stings! I very much enjoyed this book, Evie the main character of the book keeps you on your toes. She has lots of adventures with her horse Kazzam. She (Evie) lives most girls dreams of having a horse and going the distant with the sport. She has family drama like we all do. I feel it resonate well with teens and young adults who have a love for horses but also with anyone who longs for happy ending. The best part about books with hap [...]


    10. 4.5 stars. Very good. Serious issues in the book:-the mom being a street person and druggie. It was well done, the mom never did drugs in front of Evie, and she was going to get proper help in the end, but if you don't like books with those elements, don't read this. Awesome stuff:-Evie and Kazzam/No Justice-Mark -> he was very sweet and niceSo all in all, a good read. I plowed through it in one sitting. Though I didn't know a few of the horse terms, that was to be expected.


    11. I requested an ARC of this finely written story of a 16 year old female jockey without realized it was a young adult book. I think many young girls, especially those about 11-13, will like this one. Evie faces a lot of issues with grace and comes out ahead in the end. A good message. THanks to Edelweiss and Dundurn for the ARC.


    12. Shelley Peterson's books are always great. This would have easily been a 5 star, but I felt I had to dock it due to some errors/inconsistencies in the book :(



    13. An enjoyable read, good pacing but with a few parts that just didn't seem believable to me. I think younger (11-13yrs) YA readers will enjoy it though.



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