- Publisher: Penguin Workshop (2022-03-29)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 240 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780593095492
- Item Weight: 232.47 grams
- Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.68 cm
Mean Girls meets Black Beauty in Horse Girl by celebrated author Carrie Seim--a funny and tender middle-grade novel about finding your forever herd.
"This book is funny and exciting. Beautifully portrays both the pleasures and risks of riding horses and also of being a teen. Very original, and a great pleasure to read."--Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Wills is a seventh grader who's head-over-hoof for horses, and beyond excited when she gets the chance to start training at the prestigious Oakwood Riding Academy. But Amara--the Queen of the #HorseGirls--and her posse aren't going to let the certifiably dork-tagious Wills trot her way into their club so easily. Between learning the reins of horse riding, dealing with her Air Force pilot mom being stationed thousands of miles from home, and keeping it together in front of (gasp!) Horse Boys, Wills learns that becoming a part of the #HorseGirl world isn't easy. But with her rescue horse, Clyde, at her side, it sure will be fun.
Complete with comedic, original hoof notes to acquaint the less equestrian among us, Horse Girl delivers everything a young readers wants: mean girls, boy problems, and embarrassingly goofy dad jokes. And it does so on the back of a pony.
About the Author
Carrie is the author of the bestselling adventure series The Flying Flamingo Sisters (hailed by The New York Times as a Best Audiobook for Road Trips with Kids) as well as Horse Girl, her new comedic middle-grade novel for Penguin Random House.
She's served as a staff writer for Nickelodeon and you can hear her voice in several audiobooks, animated series and commercials. As a journalist and essayist, she's contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, McSweeney's, Architectural Digest and the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield.