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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

I loved The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls! A Florida native

I loved The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls! A Florida native myself, I spent most of my childhood summers exploring North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains at an all-girl summer camp.  DiSclafani's The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a coming of age novel that- th...
I loved The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls! A Florida native myself, I spent most of my childhood summers exploring North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains at an all-girl summer camp.  DiSclafani's The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a coming of age novel that- thank god- isn't overly saccharine or predictable. The author skillfully stitches together a plot of mystery and romance that helps shape protagonist Thea Atwell's development into a young woman. DiSclafani pays great detail into developing her characters into people with depth and intrigue, making this novel an absolute page-turner. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a MUST read...especially for the summer. Sex, money, and mystery...What's not to love in a great beach book?

posted by bethstone12 on June 6, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

As a huge fan of historical fiction, this book hooked me from th

As a huge fan of historical fiction, this book hooked me from the first few pages. DiSclafani's talent for precise and vivid description is truly wonderful! I was taken back to a world that has long been forgotten - the days before the Great Depression was in full swing...
As a huge fan of historical fiction, this book hooked me from the first few pages. DiSclafani's talent for precise and vivid description is truly wonderful! I was taken back to a world that has long been forgotten - the days before the Great Depression was in full swing. However, the sex scenes in the novel became a little much. It got to the point where I wondered how it continued to contribute to the plot at all. And I was bit disturbed by the fact that Thea Atwell was only 16 years old and pursuing a suitor well beyond her age...

Overall, I recommend this book for its excellent historical narrative and DiSclafani's talent for emersing her reader in a time and place that is not our own anymore.

posted by sydneymccoy1 on August 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Anonymous

    I decided to read this book because of all the hype it was getting.

    Almost immediately I figured out the plot and was sorely disappointed. I had to stop reading it. Don't be fooled by the hype and this book. It's a yucky/sick story and I give it no stars (even though B&N says I have to give it one).

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Disappointed

    I hated this book. It was advertised as historical fiction...what a joke! I kept waiting for the history, but all I got was a girl lusting after her first cousin and her camp director. Sick.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2015

    Graces story

    Well im so sad because... well there is this nive boy i really like he and i were really good freinds untill yesterday i said to hunter and... i forgot his name..... started saying really sweet things and you know im tomboy so with a smile i said 'aww so sweet% then i frowned and said 'it makes me want to puke' hunters bf said wow what a king of an attitude hunter snikered then scout came and hit me with a metal basebalk bat i fell and i jumped holding up my fists then relising it was him i said hi sorry bout that hunter started laughing at the bb bat thing si ignoring scout i whiped arout with my fists up laugh again....... i dare you i said then scout hit me again and when i fell he took out a pistol and said no i dare you so i jumped kicked it out if his hand and smashed it.. i had no choice... i glared at him with a wave of sadness in my eyes. I said that i thought he was my freind so then i punched hunter in the shoulder and ran outside and climbed my tree then emily dumb stupid emily started flirting with scout!!!! I wanted to kill her but i was to misrible to grab my bow and a couple of arrows. I just wish i could start over!!!! I really like scout and.....and...and i just.... really wish we could start again!!! Well now that you know that im heartbroken and why i am going to leave if you want to find me then my house is at party res one ps if you get a chance kill emily. Well not really but if you read this please tell everyone where i live and to read this thank you for reading... bye...3= PS THATS a sad cat emogi bye....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Disjointed writing--was the editor asleep?

    I wanted to like this book. As a horse lover and ex-floridian, I was ready to enjoy a fictional tale of a young girl coming of age. But while there are promises of character development, the writing is so disjointed I simply cannot keep reading. When the storyline jumps from past to present and memory to future without transitions, you know the book desperately needed an editor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2014

    TO SLAVE ADVERTISMENT

    I would love,love,love to buy Fluffy so where do I go from here?Does she do tricks?That would be a must!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Yawn

    Where was the history?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Ashley

    "I'm bored." Yawns.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Not that grest Boring sad story

    Could not get into this book i did finish it! Thea the main character was a spoiled biach! U dont screw your cousin or your teacher!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Do not suggest anyone read this book

    Very disappointed in this book. Story was about incest and a girls boring time at a riding camp.kept thinking it would get better, but it never did!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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