- By H.L. Carpenter

The SkyHorse

  • Title: The SkyHorse
  • Author: H.L. Carpenter
  • ISBN: 9780988409545
  • Page: 356
  • Format: ebook
  • The SkyHorse Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck until a mysterious stranger says finders aren t always keepers When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to

    Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck until a mysterious stranger says finders aren t always keepers.When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to take care of her grandmother, she has a hard time fitting in For one thing, she s been tagged with the hated nickname Too Tall Tovi For another, everyone at Honeysuckle HoFourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck until a mysterious stranger says finders aren t always keepers.When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to take care of her grandmother, she has a hard time fitting in For one thing, she s been tagged with the hated nickname Too Tall Tovi For another, everyone at Honeysuckle Hollow High believes Tovi played the Choking Game with someone else s boyfriend and made out with him besides.As if she doesn t have enough problems, after the latest stand off in the school hallway, Tovi finds a gorgeous speckled egg nestled in a feather lined nest.She takes the egg home and mysterious visitors begin appearing almost immediately Even worrisome, whatever is inside the egg starts chipping its way out.When the egg hatches, revealing a winged horse, Tovi s troubles multiply.As she struggles to return the horse to the magical land where he belongs, Tovi must make a courageous decision and accept what that decision will cost her.

    1 thought on “The SkyHorse

    1. Before beginning this review I have a confession to make. I chose to read this book for one reason and one reason only. It has a horse in it. Not just an ordinary horse, however, it’s a flying horse. What girl in their right mind can turn that down? And who doesn’t want to ride a flying horse. Coolest thing ever.That said, I was so caught up in the story by the end of the first chapter that I could barely put the book down. Carpenter takes the life of a real life teenager who is transplanted [...]

    2. Could be enjoyed by middle-school grades on up. The story is a unique blend of real-life issues and mythology-don't let the cover lead you into thinking this is merely a story about a winged horse. Tovi is a newcomer to a small town and struggling to fit into high school and her peer group. When she finds an egg containing a winged horse, it complicates her life even more. This book does well at showing a character who struggles with doing the right thing, even if it means not fitting in with th [...]

    3. Middle school aged on upThe story is a unique blend of real-life issues and mythology-don't let the cover lead you into thinking this is merely a story about a winged horse. Tovi is a newcomer to a small town and struggling to fit into high school and her peer group. When she finds an egg containing a winged horse, it complicates her life even more. This book does well at showing a character who struggles with doing the right thing, even if it means not fitting in with the "popular kids." And it [...]

    4. After reading the blurb and an excerpt from this book, I had to read it. The whole concept of how the horse comes about drew me in right from the beginning, and I really like Tovi, the main character. I appreciate her relationship with her mother and grandmother, and enjoyed the ways the cast compliment each other throughout the story. I also was very impressed with the introduction and development of the secondary characters. I think there was some room for even more character development, but [...]

    5. Original review here on my blogI received a copy of The Skyhorse for an honest review.Tovi is having some major problems since having to move in with her grandmother after she had an accident and fell. Tovi’s so called friends are blaming her for many things she didn’t do like kiss one of her friends boyfriends, and tattling on them all playing the choking game. On the way home one day Tovi finds a whole and then an egg. The egg becomes a problem when it hatches and out pops a flying horse. [...]

    6. I might be a sucker for stories that involve animals. Horses being one of the big ones, I've always wanted a horse of my own so really enjoyed reading about the adorable Zephyr. Look at that little cutie on the cover! This was a pretty quick and easy read. It's a bit younger than what I generally read, I think I would peg it as a younger YA/MG, the 12-14 range. But it was still quite enjoyable. The Skyhorse follows poor "too-tall" Tovi. She's the new girl in town, the one who happens to be almos [...]

    7. At first glance at the book cover, I wanted to know more about this book. This is a wonderful story full of legends, mystery, and best of all a winged horse. Tovi, the main character, was a well developed and likable teenage character dealing with normal teenage problems in a realistic way. I enjoyed how the author brought the winged horse, a creature of fantasy and Tovi together to make it feel as if anything is possible. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves horse stories, you won't [...]

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