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The author of the book: Lauren Brooke
ISBN: 0439963990
ISBN 13: 9780439963992
Edition: Scholastic
Date of issue: January 21st 2005
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 450 KB
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Reader ratings: 7.6

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I did my best to leave my brain at the door and just enjoy the fact that this was all about horses. The confusing number of characters with a lot of backstory that was only obliquely referred to is understandable now that I realise this is book number 17 (I'd recommend reading the series in order if at all) but it seems like every other book leading to this one must have featured some couple getting together because the book was peppered with (heterosexual couples). The first chapter, every other character was introduced as someone's boyfriend or fiance- and even the protagonist's grandfather has a "girlfriend". Where in a book like this are the undateable, the "noone knows" and the queer characters? The broken up, the serial dysfunctional monogamy and the thousand other variations of an ACTUAL social group get tidied up into everyone is half a dyad and the movement of a series is to connect all the dyads together.

Then nothing much happens until p47. People talk about wedding plans (it does turn out to sort of have relevance but it lacks punchiness) watch TV together and there is the character, Soraya who must have had an important role in a previous book I suppose, but in this adds a pointless side-story about some boyfriend dramas leading to some mild best-friend conflict which gets resolved really blandly without much ever having happened, and without having touched the actual thrust of the plot. It seems more like a TV show or anything where the author's need to include every actor in every episode overrides any idea of plot.

Then Brad's story is really simple and gets really easily untangled without any problematisation. I guess that was all that can fit a 143 page book where over half of it is descriptions of people holding hands or talking about holding hands (I am actually unsure it passes the Bechdel test). Oh I guess a lot of it was descriptions of patting horses too which to me was more palatable. There are some real issues around what is portrayed as happening to Brad and around the real fear people have of unemployment, but in this convenient universe he just does what is right and it all comes out right for him. Also money is conveniently found to buy out the problem (it was sort of a sweet twist but also a very privileged one).

I am not against this book or series, I guess when I was a horse-loving 14 year old I probably would have loved it (hippy herbal medicines and all). But to me as an adult it seems needlessly bland and a bit shallow. But then again I have read stuff that was a lot worse...


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Ebook A Season of Hope read Online! Lauren Brooke grew up in a ranch in Virginia and now lives in Leicestershire, England. Her husband is a veterinarian who specializes in horses. Her books have been published by Scholastic since Mid-2000, starting with the first book of the Heartland book series. The first book of her popular Chestnut Hill series was published in 2005.

According to an interview on scholastics' website, Lauren Brooke has been riding since before she could walk. She also said she competes in a few local-level horse shows and events.

There may be some other people in books and movies named Lauren Brooke:
Amazon lists the author of "Book of spiritual regeneration" (1995) as Lauren Brooke.
IMDB.com has a record for an Actress named Lauren Brooke. Her only movie is "Wiseguys vs. Zombies" (2003) as Goat Man's Wife.


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