Kit meets Covington

by Weiss, Bobbi J. G.,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F WEI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F WEI
South Park Library Juvenile jF WEI RID #1
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  jF WEI RID #1
When American teen Kit Bridges moves to England to attend an elite equestrian boarding school, neither she nor her new home will ever be quite the same.

Trying to move on from her mother's death and afraid of riding after a bad fall, plucky fourteen-year-old Kit Bridges doesn't quite know what to expect when her father takes a position at The Covington Academy, a prestigious boarding school in England. Things are looking up when Kit meets her cool, possibly secretly royal new roommate, Anya, and the boys of Covington, like Will, with their charming accents. But she hadn't anticipated such a strict headmistress as Lady Covington. Or the expectation that every student be a rider. Or the wild horse that she seems to have a strange and special bond with. While navigating new friendships, romances, and an alarmingly austere new environment, Kit needs to figure out whether she's ready to get back in the saddle. And at the end of the day, it's hard to tell who will be more changed by her arrival -- The Covington Academy or Kit herself.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kit Bridges is off to a boarding school in England where her father has been hired as the new equestrian trainer. Covington Academy prides itself on being the best equestrian school, requiring all students to ride, but Kit has a problem she's afraid of riding. Despite this, Kit feels a connection with the school's most troublesome horse, TK, and is the only one who can tame him. Seeing this, Lady Covington gives her an ultimatum: Kit rides TK or he'll be auctioned off. Kit must overcome her fear while navigating a new country, friendships, and crushes. Though based on the Nickelodeon series Ride, knowledge of the show is not required, as this novel introduces the main plot points and characters to readers. Since it includes various episodes from the series, the plot isn't always cohesive, and character development is minimal. While the characters are high-school age, the story and writing are geared toward younger readers, making this a good choice for young teens looking for an update to their classic horse tales.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Ride ; bk. 1.
Subjects Fear -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- England -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :Candlewick Entertainment,2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Ride (Television program)
Language English
Notes "As seen on Nickelodeon"--Cover.
Description 269 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780763694395
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