The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
Published June 6 2013 Tinder Press
This wonderful coming-of-age novel is set in a 1930s American still in the grip of The Depression.
Thea Atwell leads a quiet life in Florida with her doctor father, mother and twin brother Sam. However, events at home lead to Thea being banished to North Carolina - to the exclusive Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. Thea is led to believe it is a summer camp but Yonahlossee is a school and Thea is about to learn some very important lessons there.
The locations used in this novel are wonderfully described ad although I'm not a 'horsey' person, I really enjoyed reading about the camp - and the girls there. Upon finishing the book I felt exhausted - it is a very emotional read as we find out just why Thea was sent away to Yonahlossee in the first place.
Readers Groups are going to LOVE this novel as it can be discussed for hours - believe me, I have!