I'm having the greatest fun reading this horsey adventure!
A Young Adult book involving a supernatural horse and his
teenage girl rider is about to be filmed at Timber Ridge
Stables, and the young riders there are all keen to try
for the part of stunt double. In their eyes they are all
RIDING FOR THE STARS.
The adventures from the novel are ludicrous enough to make
two girls, Kate and her best pal Holly, laugh, but they
rave over the star cast and handsome black horse. Not to
mention the excitement and experience even in screen
and the pay for a stunt double. Kate is determined to win
the part, and she's assured of Holly's help. Holly has had
a challenging life and doesn't feel up to the risks. But
well-off, spoilt Angela who also stables her horse at
Timber Ridge, has set her sights on the role and when the
cameras appear, the rivalry gets out of hand.
This latest marvellous adventure from Maggie Dana is a
short novel at under a hundred pages, so I don't want to
give away too much story. While this isn't a romance,
are some really interesting guys. I felt by the end that
Angela was maybe too much of a one-sided character, but
then again, this is a big opportunity and she would be
bound to give it her best shot. I also found some
backstory to let me know about the girls' previous
adventures, but not about how they each fit at the stables
until halfway through. Regular readers won't have a
but new readers need to keep going until that point
I'd previously read Maggie Dana's exceptional time travel
tale Turning On A Dime but this was my first time to
an all-contemporary story of hers. The Timber Ridge
Stables series has several books in it by now and
FOR THE STARS is the third in the series. There are horses
galore, practical stable management tips and lots of
laughs. Excitement is guaranteed. While the age group
suggested is 8 - 12 years, most horse-loving teens will be
fine with the read.
A movie is being filmed at Timber Ridge Stables and one
lucky girl is actually going to be in it. Of course,
Angela Dean wants the part, but Kate McGregor wants it
even more. With the money from the movie Kate can make her
special dream come true—she can buy a horse of her own.
What will Angela do to stop her?
She's tried all kinds of dirty tricks in the past . . .
but now a beloved horse is missing. Would Angela go that