Finding Somewhere by Joseph Monninger

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Two girls: Best friends Hattie and Delores feel that life in their small New Hampshire town is a dead end.
One horse: Old and about to be put down, Speed gets a reprieve when Hattie and Delores decide to save him.
A road trip: Determined to set Speed free, Hattie and Delores drive him west in search of rangeland. But the road takes some unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom—and as they confront the reasons they left home.

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About Joseph Monninger

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JOSEPH MONNINGER is the author of Eternal on the Water and The End of the World as We Know It, as well as several award-winning young adult novels. A professor of English literature, he lives in Warren, New Hampshire.
Published November 8, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 242 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Hattie, in an expressive, quirky yet pitch-perfect first-person voice, provides the flowing narrative, as she steals Speed, an ancient horse scheduled to be put down the following autumn morning (merely to prevent the possibility of a difficult winter burial) and heads west with ...

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Sixteen-year-old Hattie is in love with a special horse named Speed, an old fellow with a long history of serving people without complaint.

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The writing was good- especially that the author is a man and he is writing from the perspective of a 16 year old girl.

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