The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545224901
Branch Call Number: TEEN STIEFVA
Characteristics: 409 p. ; 22 cm.


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SnoIsleLib_MarinaM Feb 28, 2017

Killer water horses as pets? Sure. I guess that'd be acceptable in some circles.

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Nov 16, 2017

This was a great story. The subject matter was unique, and didn't feel like something I had already read 1000x before.

Lots of character development. The emotions and relationships of the characters are really what propel you onward as you read. There is action, or the fear of action all throughout the story.

The book itself is formatted in a first person story teller narrative alternating between the two main characters who are romantic interests. With each perspective, the author easily draws you in. Their hopes, their fears, quickly become your own as you read.

The overwhelming majority of this books is based around all the events leading up to the final race. The actual race, lasts for a few chapters.

The end of this book where we find the resolution, is the least descriptive. Much of the "happy ending" has to be inferred by previous text. I felt this book could use an epilogue. The book ends very quickly after the race. Even so, it is still very well done. I think that this shows the authors strength is not in narrative, but more so in dialogue and her ability to choose refreshingly unique subject matter for her books.

I highly recommend the Scorpio Races.


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