Thursday, September 20, 2018


Elska (Horse Diaries, #1)Goodreads Synopsis:    Elska is a silver dapple Icelandic filly. She spends summers frisking about the countryside and winters in the farmyard, where the girl human Amma takes special care of her. But when a powerful neighbor notices Elska, her contented life suddenly changes. Here is Elska’s story . . . in her own words.

My Thoughts:

-    Gnome read this book, and she finished it really fast. She kept asking me to read it, so we could talk about it. I was worried it was going to be boring and/or super cheesy since the horse is telling the story, but I read it, and I really liked it! It was SO cute!

-    The horse perspective is great. I actually really liked it.

-    The writing is great! The story just flows, and the reading is effortless. 

-    The little girl and her love for her horse is so sweet. The story is so cute!

-    The illustrations great! They capture the story perfectly, and the horses are so life like.

-    It only took me about 30 minutes to read the whole book, but I got really attached to the characters. I almost cried after I finished. . . from cuteness, not sadness.

-    I'm really happy that Gnome encouraged me to read this. This was her first book recommendation to me, and it was a good one. I usually push books on her, so it was fun to have it the other way around.

1 comment:

  1. Everything about this review makes me happy. I love that your daughter recommended it to you and you loved it and I love that it’s about horses. I ate up stories about horses as a kid.