Christa's Luck (Paperback)

The Story of a Girl, Her Horse, and the Last Wild Mustangs

By Michael Norman Grais, Jennifer Caryn Grais

Jennifer Grais, 9780990605300, 328pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2015

List Price: 15.99*
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Inspired by a real horse rescue, Christa's Luck is a teen fiction novel about Christa's love for an endangered herd of wild horses and how her special connection with them inspires her to look beyond her own unforgivable mistakes and try again. She rises up to become a horse advocate at fourteen, whose passion and heart move an entire town to take action. In the vein of The Horse Whisperer and the Black Stallion, Christa's Luck is an epic adventure story of courage, friendship and freedom.

Praise For Christa's Luck: The Story of a Girl, Her Horse, and the Last Wild Mustangs

“Michael Grais, the co-screenwriter of the 1982 film Poltergeist, and his wife, Jennifer, develop the plot handily, with a slow build toward a final, cinematic crisis in which Christa and her friends enact a daring rescue. …[T]his is a satisfying YA novel—with a bold, visionary, and active young heroine, to boot. Highly recommended for young fans of horse-related fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I just finished reading Christa’s Luck. All I can say is I haven’t finished a book sinceHarry Potter that I wanted the author to hurry up with the second. I don’t even know what Jennifer and Michael have planned but I sure hope their pens are moving right now. Well, for now I will just reread their great book.” –Susan Pommer, Gold Medalist Grand Prix Dressage winner
“I instructed everyone to stay away as I read Christa’s Luck. I was so emotional and drawn into the story. The book just keeps rolling and rolling and rolling and building on itself like waves. I totally loved it. I had a spring in my step for days thinking about it and I still miss that family. I can see it on the big screen too.” –Jean Dillon, Plymouth, MN
“I was biting my fingers during the climax!” –Janet Hogue, Portland OR