The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

by Anton DiSclafani
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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! For me, it was a can't put it down kind of book. I was so engrossed in the story, I forgot I had plans! DiSclafani creates a real sense of place with the The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, and the Depression-era setting is a perfect backdrop for Thea's coming of age and exposure to the outside, adult world. Thea herself is a compelling and fully-realized character, a realistic portrait of a young woman. All in all, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls was a great read, and I would highly reccommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very different book. It is compelling and well-written. I enjoyed it very much. On the one hand it is a mystery, keeping you reading til the end to find out exactly what went on. On the other hand it is about a young girl away from home for the first time and what she learns about other people, and about herself. The only criticism I have is that the sex scenes were too numerous. By the end of the book I was skimming over them thinking, "not again." It didn't add anything to the story after awhile, just held the reader back from the closure at the end of the book. I would recommend this book for book club discussions if the readers are aware of the sexual nature of the story and are not afraid to go there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anton DiSclafani is a brilliant author. I loved The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. I thought the heroine was extremely well developed as a character - showing her as a fully rounded character with many flaws. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book, for several reasons, but I just didn't. I didn't see growth of the main character; instead I thought she went from bad to worse. "The rest of the story" was told in less than 2 pages at the very end, with little detail. The story was supposed to be set in the early 1930's but there were some colloquialisms that were definitely not from that period. Since it was written in first person, that mattered. Too much detail in the sex scenes, which wasn't really necessary, and the moods and personalities of the characters were all over the place. I read all the way to the end, but had figured out how things would end up very early on, so no real surprises there. Sorry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JuliaRosie More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book; well-written and a compelling story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful novel with rich, warm and complex characters. I just could not put it down.
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SMHarris More than 1 year ago
Though set in 1930, little about Anton Disclafini's THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS felt like a period piece except for an occasional mention of the Great Depression. I didn't find the main character, Thea Atwell, all that likeable so it was difficult to relate or identify with her. (I did found it interesting how weak all her male characters were portrayed.) I think the greatest disappointment was the conclusion. I wanted it to end with a bang but it merely fizzled out...
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I wanted to like this book. As a horse lover and ex-floridian, I was ready to enjoy a fictional tale of a young girl coming of age. But while there are promises of character development, the writing is so disjointed I simply cannot keep reading. When the storyline jumps from past to present and memory to future without transitions, you know the book desperately needed an editor.
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Could not get into this book i did finish it! Thea the main character was a spoiled biach! U dont screw your cousin or your teacher!
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I literally COULD NOT put it down! Great story....beautifully written! Make this book part of your summer....you will not be disappointed!
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I really enjoyed this book. It was "just" different. Another great book is "The Partisan" by William Jarvis. This novel is based on facts and has strong women characters included. It is only 99 cents on the Nook right now. It has great reviews. Both book are A++++
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed the writing itself. The story is nothing new,
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She walks in wearing a croptop tht says #Mustache, skinny jeans and white converse, no make up, and her nerd glasses. Shebhad her hair in her natural loose curls. She was walking around lookkng for someone to talk to.