Still Day Four-
Probably 5:00 pm-beside a deserted road
Iím a run away, just a kid who's wondering what my friends learned today
in third period Geography, being as Iím enrolled in the "School of Life on
My idea of Geography?? Itís hot pavement that burns through my jeans while
I sit here in the shade of a cactus. Itís wondering what's edible for
horses in the wild. Itís trying to guess how many more miles we've got
left to Palmdale. Itís asking God where the waterís located and how much
should horses drink in this kind of heat.
A tale about Yancy
Aparicio's life; his brother, his parents, his horse Shy, Christi - the girl
of his dreams, and his want for freedom in the home. Growing up with his
brother, Will, who has Conduct Disorder is the main part of his life. Every
day is a challenge; the threats about hurting his horse, hurting Yancy, and
how Will gets away with almost everything. Finally Yancy runs away on Shy,
and we begin his adventure on horseback in his journal.
In Riding Invisible, Yancy overcomes many challenges with his horse
From not being able to find any water, to finding a place to stay and
meeting the worker at Triple R Ranch, to almost killing themselves in the
woods. Overall, itís a really great book. I would only recommend Riding
Invisible to the more mature 12 year olds and up, because of the mature
content. A great book thatís hard to put down, because it keeps you
Iíll give Riding Invisible four spicy stars!