Initiation (Canterwood Crest Series #13)

Initiation (Canterwood Crest Series #13)

by Jessica Burkhart


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Initiation (Canterwood Crest Series #13) by Jessica Burkhart

It's time: The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest!

Lauren has moved around enough to have the "new girl" code down:
1. Lay low.
2. But not too low.
3. Don't amubush the in crowd.

But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren—you're going to need it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442419483
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Series: Canterwood Crest Series , #13
Edition description: Original
Pages: 299
Sales rank: 173,374
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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  • 11:59 p.m.: Days left: 1!

    Tomorrow morning (!) I leave home and Briar Creek for Canterwood Crest Academy. I got up to blog because I could not sleep. Usually, I’m up late on Fridays anyway, but not like this. Blogging is better than talking sometimes because I can sit down and let all of my thoughts come out unfiltered on the page. I’ve been blogging all summer—Dad’s suggestion—and now I’m totally addicted to it.

    I’m scared about tomorrow. So scared. I’m still second-guessing all of my decisions about everything. I’ll admit it: All of these questions keep rolling around my brain, like:

    Am I leaving Briar Creek too soon?

    Am I ready for the competitive riding life again?

    Are Whisper and I prepared?

    Will anyone find out my secret before I’m ready to talk about it or any other part of my past?

    That last question is the one keeping me awake. Tonight and every night.

    Posted by Lauren Towers

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    Initiation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 168 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    These book are amazing. Jessica Burkhart is my absolute favorite author! I read all of the Sasha point of views(POV) and now im going to read all of the Lauren pov's.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I loved all the sasha books. But Lauren is great. I got every book the day they came out and when chosen came out i was "sick" and stayed home to read it! And i stayed up until midnight to read unfriendly competition. So I love these books! Amazing. I recomend it to anyone who loves horses, a good relatible story plot or just needs a good read. :)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The book is so good cant stop reading
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Love the story, I mean seriously where does the author come up with all of this stuff! How ever I did notice that it seemed like the author didn't edit the book the book at all. Ther were alot of grammer mistakes.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Is it bad that i miss sasha???!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I can't wait until it comes out! I loved ALL of the Canterwood Books, especially Chosen, so I can't wait!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I totally agree with comment #10 i did not know that sasha was being replaced by lauren for the narrating of the book!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Sasha is just i dont no th word better!!!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love canterwood crest it is my favotite series i lovelovelove it i need the next book let me have ig know
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I have read the serries at least twice through i just read book 13 and i want to know what happens next because the end of book 13 grabed my attention
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    So far i have all books out of canterwood crest and i cant wait for the next book to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love the series, and this one is great!
    Bookwork82100 More than 1 year ago
    I liked the drama of the book. I also like how Lauren is struggling. If the life is too perfect, that makes the book seem fake. But Lauren has a very tough time at Canterwood, which I find kind of nice. I don't like Lauren very much, I think she's not very nice, but that doesn't mean the book is bad. The drama and descriptions are very good, like always. Jessica Burkhart writes many good books. My favorite character, honestly, is NOT Lauren. It's Riley. I know, I know, Riley is supposed to be the mean girl. But I like how she dresses nicely, and I think she looks very pretty. There are two things I don't like much about this book. 1. Lauren. Whenever Riley says something, she says something mean and WINS. This is only the first book so it's okay, but in the books coming up, I hope Lauren loses a lot more fights, makes a few more mistakes, and is in general not very perfect. Sasha was cool, 'cause she made her fair share of mistakes, got tricked more than once, and while she had her triumphs, she had her downfalls. Please make Lauren a bit more like Sasha, if you can, Jessica Burkhart. Perfect girls just make the book, well, fake. 2. Horse terms. I live in the city and dont' know squat about horses. So if Jessica Burkhart could describe serpentines, oxers, etcetera, that would be nice. A good book, regardless. Love the cliffhanger-can't wait to read Popular!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Love it she reminds me so much of sasha
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Im reading this book and it is awesome! I think Lauren is just as down to earth and suttle as Sasha was!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Such a clliffhanger at the end...loved the book though
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The tittle speaks for itself.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Hurry up and come out i hav 2read the this book
    Madison Schmidt More than 1 year ago
    Really great books I love how detailed all of the book are! I will really injoy the scound series! The first book in the scound series is the best on how Jessica has made the new charactorname the horse Wishper but how did she think onr of the other horses is to right but to willing if Wishper is to? Other than that I love the series!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lorraine McIntyre More than 1 year ago
    She should be eith eric!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    O. MY. GOD! worst ending ever!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we really have to wait until MAY?????!?!?!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I think that Lauren is very fun by she has SUCH a perfect life Drew is totally crushing on her she has allways made up after fihhts with friends her hores never does anything wrog she has designer clothes could she mess up once
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Im glad Lauren got he secret out to people she could trust:)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    It was really a good book! But didn't get some things