Bound To Stay Bound

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 Lizzie flying solo
 Author: Steveson, Nanci Turner

 Publisher:  Harper (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 320 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 853156 ISBN: 9780062673183
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Girls -- Fiction
 Poor -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Trust -- Fiction
 Forgiveness -- Fiction
 Ponies -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

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Forced to move out of her home, Lizzie St. Claire and her mom now live in a transitional housing shelter, Good Hope, until they can get back on their feet. Lizzie just wants to keep her head down at Good Hope and her new school, so she doesn't have to admit the real reason she and her mom lost everything. Spending time at the nearby Birchwood Stables, some new friends--along with a pony named Fire--help Lizzie to open up and accept help from those around her.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 508248

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2018 Gr 4–8—Lizzie and her mother are forced to move from their home after her father is arrested for embezzling. They end up living in a transitory home while trying to rebuild their lives. But Lizzie shuts herself off from those around her, afraid to trust anyone after her father's betrayal. But meeting a new boy at school and discovering a riding stable nearby catches her attention. When a new pony arrives at the stable and proves difficult for anyone to get near, Lizzie manages to befriend him. An opportunity to work at the stable gives her the chance to know the pony better as well as opening up doors to some human relationships. Lizzie pours her whole heart and soul into trying to earn the money to buy the pony she dubs Fire. The details related to horses and life in a stable are spot on. Lizzie's struggle to trust and forgive after her father's betrayal add depth and poignancy to the story. VERDICT A valuable addition where horse and family-driven stories are needed.—Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UT - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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