Christa Cassidy is a teen cowgirl who loves horses more than anything. She is willing to risk everything in order to keep the wild mustang herds near her home in Nevada free from capture...especially a legendary band of mustangs known as the Lost Herd. Christa inspires her sister, her best friend, and her best friend's brother (her first crush) to join in her quest. When a tragic accident breaks Christa's heart and her spirit, only the Lost Herd can bring her back to life. But then a storm traps the mustangs in a flooded canyon and Christa will need more than luck to save them.
Inspired by a real horse rescue, this story is about Christa's fascination with 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 14, whose passion and heart move an entire town to take action. In the vein of Wild Horse Annie, The Horse Whisperer, and The Black Stallion, Christa's Luck is an epic adventure story of courage, friendship, and freedom.
Note to adults: Although Christa's Luck is young adult fiction, you can still enjoy this novel even if you don't know Taylor Swift's songs by heart, who One Direction is, what Snapchat is, or whether Wrangler jeans are cooler than Levi's.
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beautifully told, the connection of horse & human