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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

6th grade entry - The Trouble with Skye

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Cassandra’s entry. Thanks, Cassandra!

The Trouble with Skye
Marsha Hubler
Zondervan, 130 p.

This story is about a thirteen-year-old named Skye Nicholson. In the past years she has been to five different foster homes. She has made some really bad choices in her life. She has no more hope in herself. She doesn’t know if her mom and dad are even alive, and while she’s lying in bed, she wonders where they are and why they haven’t came back for her. But suddenly, hope finds her through the love of Tom and Eileen Chambers, who offer her another chance in their home. She is introduced to God, and she changes her life around. In the meantime, she is cleaning out stalls, brushing horses, feeding horses, and riding them. When she first got to Keystone Stables, where Tom and Eileen live, she met a horse named Champ. Champ helped Skye learn to be responsible and be a better person. While she is training for the horse show, while Tom and Eileen were out, something tragic happens!!!
The main character in this story is Skye Nicholson. Skye is known as the bully in the school. She is an expert on being an angry, cold, and defensive teenager. She hates everybody but her friends, Sooze and Kenny. Sooze and Kenny bring Skye drugs, beer and that kind of stuff. But as soon as she accepts God into her life, she becomes nice. She gets good grades and she is making better friends, goes to church, doesn’t drink or do drugs, and respects other people.
What I liked best about the book is that it has horses in it. I love horses. I think they are a really cool animal. Another thing that I like is from in the beginning of the story to the end of the story, Skye really changed. I think it is really cool to see her change. And I liked the book in general.
I think if you are a person who likes horses, you would like this book. It has a lot about horses and a lot of riding horses. It doesn’t take a lot for you to like this book. It is really good, you should read it!!

Submitted by Cassandra I.

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