Book Review: Storm Chaser
April 29, 2013
Storm Chaser is an entertaining, yet realistically told story of a 13-year-old girl and her experiences in taming a wild horse. This book was written with readers aged 9 through 12 in mind. However, anyone who likes stories about horses will really enjoy it.
Jessie Wagner lives with her family on a horse ranch in Nevada, and she is frustrated by the fact that her father will not let her help train horses. One night, a fire destroys their barn. Desperate for money, the family opens up their ranch up to vacationers looking to participate in cattle drives and other outdoor activities. Since her horse was injured in the fire, Jessie secretly trains a wild horse and names her Storm Chaser. The bond that Jessie develops with Storm Chaser complicates things for her when one of the vacationers, a spoiled snob named Ariel, decides she wants to buy the horse for herself.
Overall, this is a straightforward and well-told story with a main character that lots of young girls can relate to and sympathize with. The author, Chris Platt, puts her knowledge of horse training and ranch life to good use in this book. If you are interested in reading Storm Chaser, drop by the Excelsior Springs Branch to find a copy or place a hold through our online catalog.
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