Thursday, 28 March 2013

Review of Samphire Song

Title: Samphire Song
Author: Jill Hucklesby


When fourteen-year-old Jodie buys a wild horse at auction, she has no idea what she is taking on. Something has drawn her to Samphire--there's an instant bond between them. She recognizes he's a damaged horse who needs time to mend. Jodie understands all about pain, having lost her dad two years before. 

Slowly, she gains Samphire's trust, and Jodie begins to blossom with a new confidence. But when her younger brother Ed becomes very ill and needs an operation, Jodie is faced with the biggest decision of her life. 

In order to help her mother and brother, she must let Samphire go. She makes him a promise--as soon as she can, she will find him and bring him home. It's a promise that leads her into danger. But somewhere, Samphire is calling to her. She senses his life is at risk and there's not much time. She must rescue him, whatever the cost.

(Blurb taken from goodreads)

My Review: 

The story starts off with Jodie's life involving horses up until the point when the story really gets going. This is when she receives money from her mother to spend on what she likes, which is of course a horse!  
Jodie goes to a auction looking for a lovely, sweet pony but, obviously, is attracted to the wild pony going berserk in his stall. She then decides to call it Samphire.

Jodie plans to enter him  into a big cross country race. I thought that this was going to be really predictable and is obviously going to win.

But the book had a surprising twist. Her younger brother has kidney failure and is rushed to hospital. Samphire needs to be sold as his expenses become too much. I did not expect this to happen at all!

This book was not what I expected and was completely unpredictable and I really enjoyed it! I would definitely recommend!

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