Elite Ambition (Canterwood Crest Series #10)

Elite Ambition (Canterwood Crest Series #10)

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by Jessica Burkhart

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In the next two installments of the four-book arc that began with City Secrets, the tide has turned at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy….Will Sasha Silver dethrone Heather Fox and become the school’s Queen Bee? Packed with BFF scandal, lying roommates, secrets between teammates, and more, these are two of the most dramatic Canterwood books ever!


In the next two installments of the four-book arc that began with City Secrets, the tide has turned at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy….Will Sasha Silver dethrone Heather Fox and become the school’s Queen Bee? Packed with BFF scandal, lying roommates, secrets between teammates, and more, these are two of the most dramatic Canterwood books ever!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Sasha Silver is back at Canterwood Crest, a prestigious East Coast boarding school, after spending a week with Heather, her former arch nemesis. She was supposed to spend the fall break with her best friend and roommate, Paige, but the two had a fight at the homecoming dance and are not speaking. And then there is her other best friend Callie who (thanks to Sasha) has broken up with Jacob. Now Jacob and Sasha want a chance to "really try being boyfriend and girlfriend." Is there any way Sasha can patch things up with these used-to-be best friends and get her budding romance with Jacob on the fast track? At school, Sasha meets Brit, a new transfer student. Brit and Sasha have a lot in common and they seem to be hitting it off. Thank goodness Sasha has a possible new friend as well as Charm, her horse, and her need to focus on upcoming riding competitions. These might help her get through the rough times of repairing damaged friendships and getting a possible romance off the ground. Readers should read the previous books in the series if they want to have any idea of just what went on at the homecoming dance and with Jacob (Did it involve a kiss?) And, as Sasha's friendship and boyfriend issues remain unresolved, readers will have to checkout the subsequent books in the series to find out what happens next. From the "Canterwood Crest" series, this book is a quick and entertaining read and a good choice for horse-crazy girls. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen

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Canterwood Crest Series, #10
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8.08(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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9/19/10 11:15am

To: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@zahoo.com)

From: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@mymail.com)

Subject: Hey

Hi Jacob,

I can’t stop thinking about you, so I wanted to e-mail and say hi. It’s only the first day of fall break, but I miss seeing you around. I know things are messed up between us and this e-mail probably doesn’t help, but I wanted to be honest. Hope you’re doing okay after the Homecoming dance.


PS: My phone broke and I won’t get it back till the weekend, so don’t try to text me. E-mail me back—if you want.

9/19/10 4:32pm

To: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@mymail.com)

From: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@zahoo.com)

Subject: re: Hey


I didn’t expect you to e-mail me at all. I’m really glad you did. I know you said you want to stay single. I respect that and I won’t push you anymore. But I miss you—I’m not going to lie, especially since we’re both being honest about this.


9/20/10 7:32am

To: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@yahoo.com)

From: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@hotmail.com)

Subject: re: re: Hey

That’s kind of why I was e-mailing. I’m just so confused. I know I keep sending mixed signals. I get that. And I don’t want to hurt Callie or cause drama. But … never mind. Hope you’re having a good break.


9/20/10 6:25pm

To: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@mymail.com)

From: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@zahoo.com)

Subject: re: re: re: Hey

You can’t leave things hanging like that. Just say it—whatever it is. Do you want me to call you or something? Someone told me you were staying with Heather. Maybe I could call you on her phone.


9/21/10 10:15am

To: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@yahoo.com)

From: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@hotmail.com)

Subject: re: re: re: re: Hey

No, don’t call. It’s too hard to talk about this over the phone. Okay … fine. I’ll tell you. I liked Eric. A lot. But now, I hope we can stay friends and that’s it. And I know you had feelings for Callie. But I’ve been thinking about what you said that we never got a chance to really try being boyfriend and girlfriend. If you want, could we meet at the fountain when we get back to school? I still want to be careful not to hurt anyone, but maybe we owe it to ourselves to at least talk.


9/21/10 1:08pm

To: Sasha Silver (sassysilver@mymail.com)

From: Jacob Schwartz (gamerguy@yahoo.com)

Subject: re: re: re: re: re: Hey

Sash, I never want to hurt Callie either. And I don’t want you to feel guilty about Eric, but like you said—you’ve moved on and I believe you when you say you want to be his friend. I think we should definitely meet when we get back to campus. Let’s talk about this before things get crazy with school. I can’t wait to see you.


As if I’d needed to read those e-mails again. I folded the papers and looked out window of Heather’s Lincoln Town Car. The driver, Paul, pulled up to campus. Heather stared out the opposite window. We’d barely said a word to each other during the car ride from her New York City penthouse to Canterwood Crest Academy.

I stuck the papers in my purse and rubbed my eyes. For the entire fall break, Heather had been e-mailing Jacob as me. When I’d found out last night, I’d lost it over what she’d done.

This morning, I’d expected to wake up hating her. She’d hacked into my e-mail account, wrote my almost ex–boyfriend, and had arranged for Jacob and “me” to meet at the fountain at school. Heather hadn’t apologized. She said she’d given me options—I could meet Jacob or not.

The choice was mine.

I’d been furious in that moment and had been in a panic about what I’d do when we got back to school.

But when I’d woken up, I hadn’t hated Heather. She was Heather Fox after all and that’s how she handled situations. She took control and tried to solve problems the “Heather” way, even if they weren’t hers to fix. I’d known that about her for a long time. As I’d finished packing this morning, I kept waiting for the rush of anger. But that never happened.

I had to admit the truth to myself. Heather had been right last night when she’d said by e-mailing Jacob, she’d done what I couldn’t. She’d told him exactly how I was feeling and nothing she’d e-mailed him had been a lie. Heather had told him everything I’d been too scared to think about, let alone e-mail to Jacob. Last night, I hadn’t decided whether I was going to meet Jacob or not, but this morning, I’d known exactly what I was going to do.

Heather hadn’t asked for my answer.

Paul eased the car up the winding driveway and passed rows of dark-railed fences that kept bay, black, gray, and other beautiful horses from roaming free. Even though I’d only been away for a week during fall break, the beauty of the campus almost made me press my nose to the glass. I wanted to take in every inch of the gorgeous Connecticut campus.

Sometimes, I still couldn’t believe that I—a small town girl from Union, Connecticut—had been accepted to one of the most prestigious boarding schools on the East Coast. Not only was Canterwood insanely tough academically, but it also boasted a top-notch equestrian program. Thinking about riding made me miss my horse, Charm, so much that I almost wanted to climb out of the moving car and run toward the stable.

I frowned.

Before I could do that, I’d have to go back to my room and face a situation I’d been avoiding for the entire fall break—my falling out with Paige at the Homecoming dance that had caused me to stay at my former arch-nemesis’s penthouse, instead of getting the planned break with my BFF/roomie.



Meet the Author

Jessica Burkhart (aka Jessica Ashley) is the author of the Unicorn Magic and Canterwood Crest series, which you can learn more about at CanterwoodCrest.com. She is a former equestrian who writes from her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. (It’s not the size of Crystal Castle, but Jess tries to decorate like a princess!) Jess’s aura would be hot pink and she loves glittery things. If she had a unicorn, it would be named Sparkle. Visit Jess at JessicaBurkhart.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well homestly, I love all of the Canterwood Crest series! Jacob is the perfect guy for Sasha and I am glad that Eric and Sasha are now friends. Its sort of obvious that Eric and Rachel are dating, and that stings Sasha. She tries hard not to be jealus, but she sees a 7th grade chick with her ex. I kniw how that feels. I love the boks and I hope Jessica writes more! -Carington
Anna Konstantinou More than 1 year ago
This series is wonderful! I'm just starting the tenth book and i love it already. Personnaly, i think sasha and eric belong together and that callie and jacob belong together. I cnt believe heather did tht to sasha after all they have been thru! I hope callie, paige and heather will all work things out with sasha. Love Charm! Special shout-out 2 the author! The author rocks and really knos how to make books intresting! Once i start reading a canterwood crest book, im addicted! Ive read canterwood crest books in less then an afternoon! After skool i and after i finesh h.w, i go straight 2 my nook! My poor nook needs to be charged 24/7! Its always dead cuz i read so much! But i only read canterwood crest books! ROCK ON CANTERWOOD! GOOD LUCK SASHA AND CHARM!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! This book is awesome! The ending left me hanging. ( in a good way.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read!!! Amazing series. I strongly encourege you to buy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Canterwood Crest series by Jessica Burkhart is the best series ever! There is so much suspense and drama! It leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next! The author did a wonderful job on making the story relatable to the reader and it teaches the reader a lot about riding. I also ride but i ride the discipline of Saddleseat so i didnt know much about jummping and Dressage until i started reading. This actually pursuaded me want to start riding! Thanks Jessica Burkhart for helping me realize what i want to do for the rest of my life! Man! Now i really wis h that there was an actual Canterwood Crest Academy in real life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U have got 2 read these books!!! I told my bff to read tham and now she luvs em 2!!!!! I do wish that jessica would makke another bad guy! I mean i totes luv jessica andd her writing but now that jaz is gone alot of the drama went with her :( Callie should just 4give sasha or make some drama! I cant believe Paige but at least it will be some drama! I definitly recomend this series 2 everyone!!!!!! I luv sasha but she i a little cheesy and way 2 nice, like with jacob, in the first books i liked him, but now i so wish she didnt break up with Eric, i so luved him!!!!!!!! Honestly my fave character would be Britt, not just cuz we have the same name, evev though we do!!!!!!!!!! All i can really say now, iz READ THA SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV this seris! Its really fun to read and i like reading about their problems and secrets. Its also kind of fun to read about drama thats a little over exagerated because its a little to dramatic to happen in real life. I recomend this seris to any girl!!! ( sorry guys not for you!!) Its totally awesome in a cool way!!!!!!! Read it or die!!!!!!!
canterwoodcrestlover More than 1 year ago
The tenth book of Canterwood Crest is just as dramatic as the others. Sasha has just found out that Heather has been e-mailing Jacob, her crush, as HER. Sasha and Jacob decide to be boyfriend and girlfriend, and her friendship with Paige is on the line. The arrival of new girl, Brit, shakes up the popularity and riding world. Jacob decides to tell Callie the whole truth about Sasha's birthday party. At the end of the book, Sasha tells Paige that Callie is going to find out about the party soon. Paige then says that she told Callie already. Will Sasha and Paige's friendship ever be repaired, and can they ever trust each other again? Can Sasha and Jacob date with no drama? Find out in Canterwood Crest #10: ELITE AMBITION.
SGREADER More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by jessica burkhart aka. jessica ashley! this book has sasha back at school things still really weird between paige and her! now sasha's got a new bff that is sweet , pretty , smart and oh did i mention shes on the YENT team! ..... find out if sasha stays w/ jacob and gives up paige forever in elite ambition
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is asam
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look at white lies for info
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bst seires ever suspense and drama show that it is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every girl should read this group of books! Spoiler alert: Sasha does move in with guess: HEATHER OR BRITT! Juilia gets ex-pelled! And Callie makes the YENT! I hope Callie and Paige become Sasha's BFF's again!:( I LOVE J!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am obbsessed!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! Epic stories! Jessica Burkhart did it again with another fantastic story. Xoxoxo, Sasha Model for Cover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series in love with the series you should read this book it is awesome. It teels u what is happening. But the characters r really picturing it in their mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stongly suggest thus book if u like drama, horses and guys! Luv all the books and this 1 is 1 of my favs! Cant wAit 4 the next 1 after initation! Must read books! I LUV U JESSICA BURKHART!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid book i need to sleep but i cant stop reading. Stayed up till twelve thirty reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!! ChArm is an awe-some horse. I LOVVVVVVE SASHA AND HEATHER. They are my fav caracters. Every girl should read thheses books. ThE drama is heartpounding
Macy Bostwick More than 1 year ago
This is the best series I have ever read
Mike Brown More than 1 year ago
Tholis book is so good!
Cheyenne Massetti More than 1 year ago
If you like the other Canterwood Crest books you will LOVE this one
Alexandria Schubring More than 1 year ago
I loved this one. The whole jacob thing is getting annoying thou.... totally hoping Sasha moves in with Brit!!!!
Readaholic33HO More than 1 year ago
i u only read one book of this series u WILL know tht the nxt one will b awesome still
Genevieve Dowd More than 1 year ago
Jessica Burkhart is an amzing rider who should definetly keep writing the Canterwood books! I love Sasha and all of the Canterwood riders!