The New Class (Chestnut Hill Series #1)

The New Class (Chestnut Hill Series #1)

by Lauren Brooke

Paperback(Reprint)

$5.99

Overview


From the author of the popular Heartland books comes a smart, sassy series set at an exclusive, all-girls boarding school in Virginia, where horses--and status--mean everything.

Welcome to Chestnut Hill, a prestigious boarding school with a rich tradition of academics, horses, and rivalry. This year, five girls from different backgrounds will challenge the Chestnut Hill stereotype. There's witty, spunky Dylan; secretive Malory; western tomboy Lani; Honey, the soft-spoken Brit; and polished New Yorker Razina. None is prepared for the social or riding rigors, and they all doubt they will fit in -- certainly not if queen bee Lynsey and her clique have any say. But if this unlikely fivesome can band together, they may prove themselves the true stars of Chestnut Hill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439738545
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Series: Chestnut Hill , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Lauren Brooke is the author of the hit Heartland series.

Working Partners has developed several bestselling series, including Heartland, Rainbow Magic, and Warriors.

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The New Class (Chestnut Hill Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chestnut Hill is another one of those books you wouldn't want to put down once you start reading it. I loved the first book. There are more to come. I read them all so far and enjoyed them.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
honestly if u love horseback riding anytbing by lauren brooke is fantastic to you her books are the most unique and slamin' piece of liturature you will ever read---believe my barn--you will enjoy every word she writes
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I only read about two of the heartland books but this is a book that you are interested in from the start. As a rider I can really relate to Dylan's commitment to riding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. At first i didn't want to read it because i was upset that Heartland ended, but i'm really glad i did. i hope it is a good a series as Heartland was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was also upset that Heartland ended, but in the first book Amy was a speaker and in the second book Amy helped a nervous horse. I am going to reading them because I thought the second was much better than the first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked Chestnut Hill pretty much, I just feel a bit upset by the way they treat pretty people. I mean, not all of them have money. A friend of my cousin lives in a trailer park. Yeah, I guess I'm one of the 'pretty girls with money' types. Sure, I have two Louis Vuittons and a thousand dollar laptop, but my parents don't drive a Mercedes Benz! And, yeah, I can afford a thoroughbred and all, but, give us a break!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have onley read number one of chestnut hill but i couldent keep my eyes off it! it was the same with heartland, i read every book and each and every one was great!! i was so sad when heartland ended i was desperate to find another of lauren brookes seiries of horse books. anyway i recommend this book to any horse obsessed girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books ive ever read!!!!!!!! it made me want to go to a boarding school!(here i come grier!)Any horse enthusiastic will LOVE this book! i know i did-READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a very good book. if you love horses then you will love this book. it really reaches out to you and you can tell what each chracter is feeling. it is really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hve not had the chance to read this book yet but I have read other books in this series, and they are great! Give Lauren Brooke a break Heartland fans! I am a beginner writer and a writer knows the exact right time to end a series. Sometimes you just can't go further without starting a new series. I didn t care for the heartland books and I may not have read the last one, but I believe that if she tried to write a last book people still wouldn't be happy. They would want more. So it's over it won't go on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book for anyone who likes horses and enjoys reading. Absolutely awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is much better then heartland! I wish the girls would ride horses instead of ponies though. Lani is cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that young equestrians will enjoy. Its an easy read that doesn't require you to know about horses in order to understand it. This book introduces you to a 7th grader named Dylan that is a new student to the Chestnut Hill boarding school. Dylan and some of her new friends have a passion for riding and want to make the Chestnut Hill riding team. You'll be set out on the adventure to Dylan's social life and friendships, including the one with her favoriate riding mount! After reading this, I am going to read the next book of the series. I hope you like the book as much as I did. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! I was sad that Heartland had ended, but this series is just as good!! You get to know the characters like you are experiencing everything with them!! Loved every minute of it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was could not believe it when i saw that the heartland series was ended. I read every single one. When i found out that there was going to be a new series i was interested to see how they would be. I read #1 and #2 in 2 days. I think they are great books and show what kind of stuff teenagers can go through. But through everything you will always have friends. I can't wait till the next one comes out. i'm now hooked to this series. Thanx
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was ok,lauren brooke has done better.But if you like horses then you should enjoy this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read 2 of the 3 Chestnut Hill books. They are great! All horse lovers will love these books. When you read these books you feel like your in the book, on the horses, and like your one of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it may not be as good as the heartland series but i am happy that amy shows up in these books to! the way dylan has that happy go lucky attitude about her is great. she reminds me alot of myself with her go with the flow ways. if you enjoyed heartland you will defitnatly enjoy these books also!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was good. I figure that we will see some more of Amy to come. I like hearing about the challenges the girls go through, but I will miss Heartland emensely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it but still it isn't like The Heartland series. I am still wondering what is going to happen to Amy and Ty. Ms. Brooke is a GREAT author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the first Chestnut Hill book was very interresting, though, I liked the Heartland series much better. But I can't wait until the next Chestnut Hill book comes out. I'll be looking everywhere for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is nowhere near as good at the Heartland series. I mean, it was a good ending to the series, but it was kind of a cliff hanger type of thing. This book of course is mainly about riding and competition, but it was actually good. I enjoyed it. Although i don't think the Heartland series will continue, i do think we'll be able to find out what happened to Amy and Heartland. Since Amy will be seeing alot of Chestnut Hill eventually, since that's where she's going to do some field work from school. I think Lauren Brooke will not leave us all guessing about Amy, it'll just take time until we see Amy's name come up in this new series. Although by the use of one's imagination, Amy and Ty will eventually become more then just boyfriend and girlfriend, and she's bound to teach these girls new techniques to heal their horses. Because we all know how Amy was proud of her knowledge, so I don't think she'd be able to keep it quiet at Chestnut Hill.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm really disapointed with this new series so far. It could definitely never be as good or better than the Heartland books. I don't think the Heartland series should have ended as soon as it has. This new book to me resembles The Saddle Club which is an ongoing series, I mean there are over a hundred of those books by Bonnie Bryant. Which is very disapointing because as good as those books are they are no where near as good as the Heartland books. If Lauren Brooke can start a new series as soon as she has, why couldn't she extend the Heartland series? I know where she left the last Heartland book off was very appropriate for the last book, but I think she could have gone further even though Amy has gone off to college they could make another last book. In the last book it could be years later when Amy comes back from college to visit her grandfather and sister and new neice, and especially Ty. Heartland could be better than ever.