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Book Review: Born to Run (North Oak: Book 1) by Ann Hunter

Book synopsis:

Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law.
When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
Money can’t buy love, but it just might secure Alex’s future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?

On the heels of Joanna Campbell’s beloved Thoroughbred Series, and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion, comes a brand new young adult horse racing series that will sweep you away like a runaway Thoroughbred.

My review:

This is a fantastic book for tween/teen readers…even younger!! When I was reading it, I immediately flashed back to The Black Stallion series (one of my all time favorite horse books!!!).

Alex’s story, though, isn’t an easy one to read. She had been abandoned into the foster care system…which treated her badly and she ended up doing something that could significantly change her life. I wanted to cry when it was revealed how badly she had been treated where she was at.

There are some twists in the book but the major plot twist was the one that came at the end. Not going to reveal it (READ THE BOOK!!!).

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Disclaimer: I received Born to Run for free from Afterglow Productions for my honest review. I received no financial compensation for this review and all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

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