Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P- Puck Connolly

The Scorpio Races P is for Puck Connolly. Puck is one of the main characters in the Scorpio Races.  This book is told in alternating voices of Puck and Sean Kendrick. They are both riding in the Scorpio Races. An annual race on their island involving water horses.  This story is amazing and the writing in beautiful. Puck's loyalty to her island and her brothers was one of my favorite parts of the story. Her desire to stay on the island she grew up on and keep her brothers near her is what causes her to sign up. She's the first girl to sign up for the races so she faces opposition there.  She also faces the challenge of riding her own horse and not one of the water horses. This book made me want to move to Thisbee and ride horses which is unlike me because I'm a city girl and the closest I usually come to horses is my annual visit to the horse barns at the Minnesota State Fair.

Are there books that have you dreaming of doing things you normally wouldn't do?

3 comments:

Jennifer Hoffine said...

I do love the name Puck...so Midsummer Night's Dream...although it fits this character for different reasons.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I already know I would love this book. I've always loved horse books and horses. I had a couple horses when I was growing up.

Play off the Page

DL Hammons said...

That is such a great character name...Puck Connolly. That book has been on my TBR pile for a while now. Maybe its time to move it up! :)