This week I read The Girl Who Remembered Horses by Linda Benson. I am actually 41% of the way through or about 75 pages out of 182. Here are your short summaries:
Several generations into the future, Sahara travels with her clan in a barren environment where recyclables are bartered for sustenance, and few remember horses or their connection to humans. But Sahara has recurring visions of riding astride on magnificent animals that run like the wind. With the help of Evan, a young herder from the Gardener’s Camp, Sahara discovers a crumbling book containing pictures of humans riding horses and learns her visions are real. Confronting a group of hunters led by hot-headed Dojo, Sahara rescues a wounded horse, but the animal escapes before it can be tamed. Sahara is labeled a foolish dreamer and almost gives up her quest. Following horse tracks into a remote ravine, she finds wild dogs attacking a dying mare, and must drive them off in order to save the foal. Now she must attempt to raise the young animal, finally convince her clan of the ancient bond between horses and humans, and learn the secret of her true identity. – Amazon
Sahara lives with her clan in the “dark times”. She has these dreams about horses. She is riding them, saving them, Just being near them. She hasn’t told any one about them untill her grandfather is ill. Then she was assigned to help Evan, the animal tender, with his work. There she lets her secret loose once again after one of the baby goats gets out of her grip. He asks her to come back that night and he would take her somewhere to find her answers. Evan takes her to visit his aunt, The Book Keeper.
Here’s what I like about this book:
Sahara is a great character. Close friends with Evan she plans to bring the use of riding horses back to her clan. Evan is also a great character. He is in charage of taking care of the animals, and watches the horses when the goats graze near them. Dojo is the best, the fastest hunter in their clan. He is also the snobbiest too. Laurel is Sahara’s sister. She shares the same opinion as every body else: girls ought to stay at home at night or when a hunt is going on. :(! And finally Grandfather. He is Sahara and Laurel’s grandpa and Sahara’s backup. He is the one that is on Sahara’s side in arguments and believes in her about her dreams. Grandfather is also the one that sends her to stop the warriors and save the horses.
This book gives us a picture of what happened in the past and what could happen if we are not careful.The garanra of this book is a mix of historic, futuristic, and fantasy – an awesome mixture.
Next week I will be reading Sinclair Summer By Beth Bowland.