Riding Chance

Riding Chance

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Since his mother died thirteen-year-old Troy has been skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd, and now he and his friend Foster have been sentenced to work in the local Philadelphia stables; at first he is apprehensive around the horses, but soon he bonds with a mare named Chance, and discovers the sport of polo--but also makes some new enemies.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545924054
0545924057
9780545924047
0545924049
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm

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joywolf83
Oct 22, 2016

A timely book that discusses the choices young people especially black men have to make. In trouble and sent to do community service at the stables in town, Troy struggles to control his emotions. The horses allows him to find an outlet and he forms a bond with Chance. She teaches him its better to be real. Painful lessons in his life insue. The frankness where "stop n frisk" is employed is harsh but powerful. I loved how the characters discuss the incident with alot of the main talking points people use. "Is it really that big a deal? You did have a weapon technically. Can't you just let it go?" Authentic and poignant. I found this a quick read with new subject matter.

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