We're so excited to share our review of CHRISTA'S LUCK by Jennifer Grais & Michael Grais for TLC Book Tours!
About Christa's Luck:
Cove Member Cheryl Reviews!
It is said that every girl loves horses, rainbows and unicorns; that's very true even for this former tom-boy! I worked with horses years ago and still love them today~I always hoped to be a cowgirl when I grew up. I loved reading books as a child and read all the horse books I could find—Black Beauty, the Chincoteague books—any horse book I could find. I also studied them in high school and have always loved them.
Christa's Luck is no exception! From the first chapter I was drawn into Christa's world—she loved horses and had a passion for the wild mustangs roaming in her small area in Nevada. The Lost Herd was legendary, some said a myth, but Christa and her family found them and kept track of them, as a government agency was trying to capture the mustangs and remove them from Nevada for profit, from a company trying to gain access to the land the mustangs roamed.
This book captures about 6 months of Christa's life. She is a thirteen year old girl who grows up a lot in this time. She is an accomplished rider at this sweet age and goes through so many heartaches during the book. She grows so much though her troubles and eventually she becomes a heroine to her family and to the town she calls home. I cried tears for her heartaches and accomplishments in this book. I would recommend this book for any young adult who loves to read, loving horses is a plus!
The authors brought this story to life after hearing of a similar story and they worked the story beautifully into this book. I would definitely read more from them.
In December 2006, she was captivated by footage of a horse rescue that took place during a flood in the Netherlands at the hands of women riders. The drama of the rescue inspired the novel, “Christa’s Luck,” a young adult novel co-authored by Michael Grais. Research for the novel exposed Jennifer to the unfolding drama of the wild mustangs in the western United States and became the primary plot of the book. Read more about Jennifer and the inspirations behind Christa’s Luck.
About Michael GraisMichael Grais has written and produced movies of domestic and international acclaim including Death Hunt, Poltergeist, Poltergeist II, Marked for Death and Cool World and more. Michael has also contributed to the book Why We Write and has taught filmmaking at University of New Mexico and in various workshops abroad. After attending New York University’s Film School and Emerson College, he earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon. Read more about Michael Grais.
Michael and Jennifer currently live in Northern California with their horse, Solo and two cats Francesca and Finnegan.
For more information about the wild horse issue in America, please read Return to Freedom and Love Wild Horses.