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~~ Life in a wheelchair but not giving up ~~
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
Due to a virus, Mary (12) is in a wheelchair, unable to walk. The year is 1952. Her father, determined to find a cure, is a little over-protective. Mary enjoys sketching the horses in the field next door. Unable to attend school thus having a private tutor, Mary is thrilled when her next door neighbor, Laura (12), comes over to say "Hello". Laura's parents are the opposite of Mary's dad, not taking much notice of Laura at all. (Mary's mother has been dead for several years.) Laura's mother is more concentrated on her equitation.
Buggy rides! What fun for a girl who has always dreamed that she will ride. What's so special about the filly, Illusion? Why do the girls have to come up with a scheme to save her? Is there a cure for Mary?
WARNING: Some parts of this story give sad impressions of what may happen. If you have a sensitive child there may be tears before the end!
Book has a good ending. There is no cliff hanger although it does leave you wanting to read the next one. The writing is okay. I found it a little stilted at times BUT I am an adult. A child reading this would likely not sense this at all. The book is clean, NO bad language or any inappropriate behavior. For those who want to know, the girls do pray once in a while when things get tough and they do not know what to do.
I downloaded this book onto my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz