Riding Invisible
Riding Invisible
Riding Invisible
Nathan Huang, Sandra Alonzo
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Fifteen-year-old Yancy runs away from home on the night his brother viciously attacks his horse, Shy. With just a backpack, a flashlight, his horse, and a journal, Yancy takes to the California desert on a journey of self-discovery. There he will learn the hardships of being homeless, experience his first kiss, and meet a Mexican laborer, Tavo, who has a thing or two to teach him about life and love.Debut novelist Sandra Alonzo creates an honest portrait of a family dealing with mental disease. Illustrator Nathan Huang captures the humor and angst of a teenager who needs more than words to make his point.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Yancy is the good kid. He is the one who gets all A's in school, does not get in trouble, is a talented writer and artist, and keeps his responsibilities to his horse, Shy. Yancy's brother, Will, has a conduct disorder. He is the one who does not do well in school, gets in trouble, beats on other kids and needs to have a good deeds chart completed before he can get his learner's permit. So, why is Yancy the one who runs away? After Will attacks Shy, Yancy packs up his horse and leaves home, attempting to find a place where he and his horse can live safely.

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Yancy, a 15-year old boy, is done with his brother Will's abusive acts. Will has conduct disorder, but Yancy thinks he is just a monster. He had threatened Yancy, and Yancy's horse, Shy, in the past, but now he has gone too far. He cut Shy's tail off and slashed him with a pair of scissors. Afraid of what Will might do next, Yancy packs his stuff up and hops on the trail with his horse. Will Yancy be able to stay on the trail alive?

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