“But the heart is a mysterious country. You can travel thousands of miles, over strange lands, and still never find anything as unknowable as love.”


Pony is an adventure story of a young boy in 1860 whose father is kidnapped by a group of bandits looking to use his photography skills to counterfeit money. Silas is an intelligent, precocious kid who decides to rescue his father so he sets out with a mysterious horse the bandits left behind and his best friend, who happens to be a ghost. They set out into the dark, scary woods with only the pony as their guide. 

The story is a heart warming, coming of age tale of loyalty, finding your courage and doing the right thing. Silas learns some hard lessons along the way but really shows how mature he is compared to the adults around him. No spoilers but the connections that are unearthed for some of the characters are breathtaking, I really loved the reveal at the end. This is written by the author who wrote Wonder so if you are looking for some complex characters who face tremendous circumstances and yet overcome, this is the story for you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This just may make my top reads of the year.

Have you ever ridden a horse?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

2 thoughts on “REVIEW: Pony

  1. We just bought this last week. I’m super excited to read it with the kids because we’ve enjoyed her other books. We used to have horses years ago, but sadly we had to rehome them because they became to hard to care for as I had more babies in the house. Excellent review! 🙂


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