The Gift review by cowboys1
The Gift
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Juvenile Fiction

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Naples, FL, United States
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If you would like to learn a little bit about how to act around horses or how to teach a horse to be used to human contact then this is a good book for you.

It is a little unique because the first part of the story is written in the point of view of the main character, an 11 year old named Pip.  She desperately wanted a horse.  When she finally received one from her father, she desperately wanted to be friends with it.  She became easily discouraged when the horse would not warm up to her and often ran away from her.

The second part of the book was written in the point of view of the horse.  This part was really unique because it covered the same events that Pip told about but gave you the horse's perceptions and explained why the horse reacted the way he did to Pip.



I felt this book was well written and would be a good story for anyone under the age of 10.  I am 11 years old and I felt that Pip was really annoying.  She acted much younger than the 11 year olds that I know.  It would have been better if Pip was more around the age of 8 or so.

I really enjoyed the second part of the book though.  Reading about the same experiences but getting an understanding about how the horse perceived the moment was really cool!  The author obviously knows a lot about horses and how they behave.

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