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Presenting a Young Adult Romance novel by Natalie Scott:
Rules for Riders
It's a coming of age story that is fast paced and it is set in the competitive world of equestrian riding.
After a near fatal riding accident, Bebe Barkley is banned from riding and sent off to boarding school. There, she meets her roommate and fellow equestrian rider, Finn Foxley. The girls devise a scheme to get themselves kicked out of boarding school in order to return to the world that they love. Once back on the circuit, former friends become deadly rivals.
Bebe’s handsome trainer, Billy O’Reilly, gives her seven rules to follow in order to successfully compete. Through a series of tragic events, both girls are forced to abandon their dreams of Olympic gold. Bebe ventures down a dark road of self-destruction as she breaks every rule Billy taught her, only to be forced to relearn them in order to reclaim her life. Rules for Riders is a tale of lost dreams and the struggle to create new ones.
Vonnie's Thoughts: This is an interesting first chapter. The scene with Bebe and her father is very brief yet it tells a lot about their relationship. These two don't appear to get along very well. Bebe seems to be a down-to-earth type of girl who gets what she wants. Her father has anger issues who likes to be in control of everything, obviously since his nickname is "The Colonel." It makes me wonder if this father-daughter relationship will play a role on how Bebe's character will develop in the story. Another thing I found interesting is how the love interest is immediately introduced. It does make me curious whether or not Billy will end up seeing Bebe as more than a little girl. So far, this book sounds promising.
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