Behind the Bit (Canterwood Crest Series #3)

Behind the Bit (Canterwood Crest Series #3)

by Jessica Burkhart
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Behind the Bit (Canterwood Crest Series #3) by Jessica Burkhart

In Chasing Blue, Sasha and her horse, Charm, have proven that they’re worthy competitors for the elite Canterwood Crest equestrian team. Things are definitely looking up . . . until Sasha finds out who her riding partner for the semester is: her archnemesis, Queen Bee Heather. Not. Good. And when Heather starts spending a little too much QT with Sasha’s almost-boyfriend, Jacob, the partnership is put to the ultimate test. The tension builds in Behind the Bit when Sasha and her team are accepted to a prestigious horse clinic. Can Sasha and Callie work together when it counts?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439164280
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Series: Canterwood Crest Series , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 201,548
File size: 245 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jessica Burkhart is twenty-one years old and a full-time freelance writer. She was a competitive rider when she was younger but had to stop riding due to debilitating scoliosis. Thankfully, she has made a complete recovery. Although she is no longer able to ride horses, Jessica enjoys living vicariously and experiencing riding again through Sasha. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Visit her at
Jessica Burkhart (a.k.a. Jessica Ashley) is the author of the Unicorn Magic and Canterwood Crest series, which you can learn more about at She is a former equestrian who writes from her apartment in Tennessee. (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

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Behind the Bit (Canterwood Crest Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Sasha is in quite a predicament...friend and boy wise. Her BFF, Callie, thinks she's after her crush, Eric, but Sasha swears they are just friends. After all, she likes Jacob and wishes he was back at Canterwood Crest so they can talk about her outburst before he left. Regardless, Callie won't talk to her, and that means Sasha really only has Eric and her horse, Charm, to turn to. In the process of trying to win back her friend, Sasha learns that mean girl Heather isn't all she appears to be, the older girls have a trick up their sleeve, and being in a clinic might be harder than she thought. Jessica Burkhart has written a fun series that is sure to suck younger girls in! There is plenty of jealous yet realistic situations and actions. You get a wide variety of characters, from mean girls to mistaken mean girls and all the types in between. Everyone, for the most part, seems fleshed out and real, and Sasha is definitely one heroine to root for! Eric is a swoon-worthy friend, ready and willing to do whatever he can to help another. He has his own feelings, though, and you'll definitely feel for him throughout the story, even when Sasha is too lost in her own problems to realize someone else's thoughts. BEHIND THE BIT is just one book in the series, but it can stand alone quite well, and is sure to make readers most curious for the rest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good and I only got it because I loved the first two. If you enjoy horse stories or even series books than I totally suggest getting it.
-CanterwoodCrestCrazy- More than 1 year ago
Here is yet another example of Jessica Burkhart's natural talent and voice. Canterwood Crest: Behind The Bit is the third book in the Canterwood Crest Series. It combines horses, drama, and lip gloss together in a way that catches the reader and draws them in instantly. It is entertaining, absorbing, and funny. Jessica Burkhart's unique and captivating voice brings the CC characters to life. The CC girls are relatable and fascinating with real-life problems, thoughts, actions, and situations. Every character is unique and fun. This book is the perfect recipe with a mix of good characters, fun horses, and drama filled situations (but always with a touch of humor). Jessica Burkhart may easily be one of best tween/teen writers in the world. She really knows how to make the books fun, yet dramatic; serious, yet funny; horsey, yet not overly horsey. She has an amazing gift and writes with a voice that will take you over and draw you in effortlessly. I always am excited for the next book and they have never failed to thrill me. Here is my take on Canterwood Crest: Behind the Bit: 12-year-old Sasha Silver is spending break still at school. Only she is there for a reason: To participate in an elite riding clinic with people coming from all around for. At the end of the clinic there is also a show, which is the first chance for the YENT, Youth Equestrian National Team, to see them ride. But it isn't all rainbows and roses. Sasha's BFF is angry at her for something she didn't do. The whole team's enemy is there and she gives them some scary news. And worst of all three older girls trick them into doing a dangerous event that could end their chances of riding in front of the scouts and their trust in their riding instructor, Mr. Conner. Find out more in Canterwood Crest: Behind the Bit. This is a fabulous book, no surprise. Yet the keys to these books are the surprises! It is really great to see Sasha when she isn't working on school and is solely focused on riding. There is big drama but enough fun scenes to balance it off. I know this book will leave you hanging for the next one! I would recommend this book to girls, ages 9-15. Even if you aren't horse crazy I bet you will love this book! Find out more in Canterwood Crest: Behind the Bit and READ, READ, READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe what happened!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you like horses? If you said yes. Then you absolutly must read this book it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you said no read it anyway it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love canterwood crest thier amazing and sooooooo good i cant wait for the next!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to barnes and noble th other day in serch of this book. I think Jessica Burkhart is an amazing author. I am not done with the book but i know it will end either in a mystery or in a happy way. i am on chapter 19 and there are 34 chapters in all but this book is amazing so far. I know it will get amazig rateings.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last two books were great, but I have a curveball for those who haven't read this book: CALLIE.DATES.JACOB.BEHIND.SASHA'S.BACK. And then Sasha dated Eric while Callie is still kissing and doing all that stuff with Jacob;3. Then Jacob WANTS SASHA BACK WHEN HE'S STILL DATING CALLIE AND SASHA IS WITH ERIC? Then Jacob KISSES SASHA and Eric catches them in the act! Jacob is the stupidest character in the book mainly because of his saying,"Oh I luv u Callie. I THINK I'M GONNA GO KISS SASHA NOW BECAUSE I WANT HER MORE THAN I WANT U OKAY CAL? Dang that stupid Jacob. And now in a lighter note I've rated some other canterwood crest books si check those out if u want. Bye! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome, but I suggest reading the first and second book first so you know what went on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a little boring at first but then it got better i mean much better. I suggest having one book after this one before u finish it cause it ends in a cliffhanger. But overral it was a FANTASTIC book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book but I don't think callie should have acted like that. I mean sure I'd be mad but I'd at least let sasha explain a few things. Callie was just acting ridiculas. But overall a pretty good book.
paytonOK More than 1 year ago
My daughter can't seem to get enough of the Canterwood Crest Series! She enjoys the stories and the characters. We can't wait for the next to come out in print
SaraUPfront4u More than 1 year ago
I recently discovered this series and I was hooked!! lol. I love horses and boarding school and boy drama and catty girls, so if your like me, you'll love this series!! Jeassica (the author) really knows what she is doing and you can tell. I love the dramatic twists and turns and this series is definately worth reading. You will regret it if you don't read these! XOXO, a horse lover!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is sasha so upset about jacob i mean he is a jerk for thinking she ment somthing about the accusation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sda cant post sories any more because they wont allow it :(:(:(:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really super duper luv your stories but where is the next one?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the Chasing Blue novel and the free sample of Behind the Bit is the exact same!!!!!!!! Get the full book not sample.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Behind the Bit is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's juicy, shocking, and sweet!!!! I can't believe that Sasha is going out with Eric and Callie is going out with Jacob! I am on the 5th book right now!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happybirthday! Hope im in! Love yournstories and have a wonderful day! Hesten haggendaz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Important info-WOOA/Sophie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The real one obviously... -Lily