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The Team Considering that I liked the other Ruth Hollis books when I was about Ruth s age, I think I might just have discovered this one too late My feeling is that Peyton was just reworking the basic idea of Fly by Night Tough, sweet girl, determined to have a pony although her parents can hardly afford one, has outgrown her first pony, whom it was a challenge just to keep and ride Now she wants to ride in shows and competitions with her rich friends in aexpensive pony club, and again she can a Considering that I liked the other Ruth Hollis books when I was about Ruth s age, I think I might just have discovered this one too late My feeling is that Peyton was just reworking the basic idea of Fly by Night Tough, sweet girl, determined to have a pony although her parents can hardly afford one, has outgrown her first pony, whom it was a challenge just to keep and ride Now she wants to ride in shows and competitions with her rich friends in aexpensive pony club, and again she can afford only a problem pony others don t want, and now she s working to pay for show gear and fees and so on For young readers who were satisfied with tips on training and funding a pony one of which I was , Ruth s example for showing the animal may arouse a reaction like Why bother This one will be evenof a disappointment to those who might have hoped Ruth would marry Peter or one of the other rich, nice boys in the pony club Peyton was saving her for a character from a different novel Fourteen year old Ruth acquires what is considered an unsuitable pony and determines to train him so that she can become a member of the Pony Club team Sequel to Fly by Night Well, this was a fast turnaround, certainly K.M Peyton has an intriguing knack for writing selfishness as a central character flaw sometimes it s really well done and makes you root for the character anyway Flambards and Will come to mind other times you end up wanting to slap the character a whole lot hi Minna from the Roman pony series, I loathe you This one fell into the latter category, sadly I liked Ruth in the first book, where she was scrappy and capable but essentially kind Well, this was a fast turnaround, certainly K.M Peyton has an intriguing knack for writing selfishness as a central character flaw sometimes it s really well done and makes you root for the character anyway Flambards and Will come to mind other times you end up wanting to slap the character a whole lot hi Minna from the Roman pony series, I loathe you This one fell into the latter category, sadly I liked Ruth in the first book, where she was scrappy and capable but essentially kind This book had her turning into something of an entitled, selfish brat I m sorry, but if you careabout having a new pony than what happens to your old one, or to the friend who has a pre existing, unique bond with your new one and desperately wants him back, then I don t care enough to root for you The book was trying very hard to get you on Ruth s side, but boy was I ever not impressed with her She basically shat all over her old horse s wellbeing and her friend s mental health, all for the sake of looking cool on a spiffing new horse I particularly hated how if a girl REALLY WANTS A PONY OMG SHE WANTS HIM SO HARD, she should be indulged and cossetted and helped out at every turn, especially if she cries a bit, because good god, girls and ponies, what can you do, right but heaven forbid a teenage boy with a lot of emotional baggage and a serious dearth of meaningful relationships form a genuine attachment to an animal, then he s just being silly and should get over it, because the crying girl deserves the ponyUgh Instead of delivering soothing, reality erasing pony escapism, this actually made me mad Shoulda stopped at book one Sequel to the much better Fly by Night , this story continues with Ruth Hollis, Peter McNair and their families, while introducing new characters.One of the reasons that Fly was so delightful was that it deviated from the usual pony book trope of schooling and endless bloody circles that the worthy pony heroines usually employ to break school the unmanageable pony they ve acquired Don t get me wrong, I enjoy those books, but it was a nice change to gloss over that in Fly The Team falls Sequel to the much better Fly by Night , this story continues with Ruth Hollis, Peter McNair and their families, while introducing new characters.One of the reasons that Fly was so delightful was that it deviated from the usual pony book trope of schooling and endless bloody circles that the worthy pony heroines usually employ to break school the unmanageable pony they ve acquired Don t get me wrong, I enjoy those books, but it was a nice change to gloss over that in Fly The Team falls back intousual territory There s a new pony club DC, she wants to get a crack team together to win the one day event championship The usual suspects are rounded up with a couple of new characters However Ruth has outgrown Fly, and buys a new pony from an auction who turns out to be surprise, surprise Peter s beloved pony, Toad Now in the usual run of these books, Ruth would have refused to part with Fly because she loves him so much But she lets him go with barely a backward glance because, after all, she s outgrown him and so he s no use to her The sentimentality was missing, but it didn t make me think that much of Ruth, and it was at odds with the Ruth from Fly Then, in the usual run of things, the heroine would gladly and unselfishly hand over Toad to his previous owner, the boy who loved him so much and missed him so much when his uncaring father sold him against Peter s wishes Nope Ruth decides she wants to keep Toad, but the reasons for her doing so didn t ring true to me Especially when she goes to great lengths to save Toad from mistreatment, but doesn t even bother to find out anything about the home she sold Fly to All she cares about is getting the money for the new pony.Still an enjoyable read, the writing is still good bordering on great, but it fell uneasily between following the tried and true pony book lines and being truly original Ruth Hollisin tarina jatkuu Mielenkiintoinen kuvaus vanhan ajan hevoskilpailuista Onneksi nyky n puututaan hevosten kohteluun v h n toisella tavalla kuin tuohon aikaan Erikoista on my s se, miten vaativia kilpailuja juniori ik isille poniratsukoille oikein j rjestettiink n. A great sequel to Fly by Night I always enjoy how her adolescent characters have to work for everything, and make an effort And they don t always get what they want Lots of pony background and a little hint of teenage love towards the end. Favourite childhood author who read my first attempt at a book when I was 17, despite having never met me A tale packed with real people, real horses, real occurrences I almost know these folks, almost rode those horses, almost had this happen to me I didn t ride Pony Club, which is under 16, but I competed in Riding Club at 16 and found many similarities An eventing team is being formed for a one day event, and a new purchase, a rogue, a stalwart pony and young riders are under consideration I notice that my copy was published in 1975 and film International Velvet came out a few years later wo A tale packed with real people, real horses, real occurrences I almost know these folks, almost rode those horses, almost had this happen to me I didn t ride Pony Club, which is under 16, but I competed in Riding Club at 16 and found many similarities An eventing team is being formed for a one day event, and a new purchase, a rogue, a stalwart pony and young riders are under consideration I notice that my copy was published in 1975 and film International Velvet came out a few years later wonder if the eventing team theme was an influence I read this book over three evenings and the night after I d finished, I dreamt I was picking up horses hooves to clean them, which I have not done in a few years I have not read Fly By Night, the first book about Ruth, and I m disappointed to note that in the third book she is described as pony rescuer Ruth but there is no mention of ponies and that continues to the following book Don t think I ll bother with those This is an unbiased review Just as good as Fly by Night


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