Riding Chance (Paperback)

By Christine Kendall

Scholastic Press, 9780545924054, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/11/2016)

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Description

Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And a desire to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine -- he's been "sentenced" to the local city stables where he's made to take care of the horses and learn to play polo. The greatest punishment has been trying to make sense of things after his mom died. Troy's also figuring out which friends have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection. Laced with humor and beating with heartache, this novel will grip readers, pull quickly, and take them on an unforgettable ride.

Set in modern Philadelphia, Christine Kendall's stunning debut lets us come face-to-face with the challenges of a loving family that helps turn hardships into a horse of a different color.


About the Author

Christine Kendall studied children’s literature at the Southampton Writers’ Conference, and was named a semifinalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest. Before becoming an author, Christine worked in the field of law firm talent management, where she coordinated the NAACP 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Riding Chance is her first novel. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Praise For Riding Chance

"A thoughtful and necessary glance into a difficult world." -- Booklist

"A stirring look into the life of a young man finding passion, inspiration, and direction." -- Publishers Weekly


"A thoughtful and necessary glance into a difficult world." -- Booklist

"A stirring look into the life of a young man finding passion, inspiration, and direction." -- Publishers Weekly