“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?