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Saturday 15 August 2009

Review: Blaze and the Dark Rider

This review by: Ella (9)

What is the book called? Blaze and the Dark Rider

Who is the author? Stacy Gregg

Who is the publisher? HarperCollins

ISBN: 978 0 00 724517 8

What is this story about? It’s about a girl named Izzie who gets a new horse named Blaze and then she finds out that it belongs to the El Caballo Danza Magnifico – The Magnificent Dancing Horses. A trainer tells her from a DNA test that Blaze belongs to her ponies, but then near the end of the book, the training got a call from the Protection League for Horses about how Blaze should stay with Izzie. So Izzie could keep Blaze.

Who are the main characters? Isadora Brown, Mrs Brown and Tom Avery who used to work for El Caballo.

What problems or challenges do these characters face? Izzie faces the challenge of losing her horse that she had before – Mystic, a dappled grey who died when hit by a truck. And then losing Blaze – until she finds out that she can keep her. I felt really sad when Mystic died.

What is the climax of the story? Probably at the end when Izzie gets to keep Blaze.

Were there any surprises? There was a surprise when Izzie got to keep Blaze.

What was your favourite part in this book? When Izzie rides the Interclub Gold Shield and her team wins. It was my favourite part because I was barracking for her and hoping she would win.

Is there anything you didn’t like about this book? No, not really. I love the whole series.

Teacher's Notes

Author website: www.stacygregg.co.uk

This book is available online:

Booktopia AU$8.75
The Nile AU$8.99
QBD AU$9.99