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?
Jacinda volunteers at a local horse facility that provides lessons for people with mental and physical disabilities. She is often a side walker to help support those who cannot get in the saddle and stay there themselves. This is how she meets young Emily.
Over time Jacinda realises that Emily is so much more than her short stature and the wheelchair she is confined to. Instead she is a bright, enthusiastic girl who is determined to get full use of her legs back.
As Jacinda thinks about how good she feels helping others, the idea for a club forms. This becomes the basis to getting through to two girls who consistently bully her at school.
Angels Club is an enlightening read. It has a great moral for young readers and is written with many, many amusing similes. The way that Jacinda’s feelings are explained allow the reader to visualise exactly what she’s feeling – usually in a rather funny way! Angels Club is a great read and it looks like things have been set up well for the second in the series, The Trouble with Boys. Highly recommended.
Authors: Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell
Fiction – children
In My Library? As an ebook copy, that it is!
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