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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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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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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    I was disappointed after all the rave reviews. It was ok, but it

    I was disappointed after all the rave reviews. It was ok, but it took a very long time to get to the big reveal- which was very predictable. Then it seemed to go off in another direction. It just seemed long!


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