Published by: Scholastic Inc.
Riding Chanceby Christine Kendall
A powerful novel about an urban kid’s redemption through the grit and power of polo. This is a story of family, brotherhood, and a hero’s journey amid city streets and an uncertain future.
Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And wanting to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he’s forced to endure something that’s worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine — he’s “sentenced” to the local city stables where he’s made to take care of horses. The greatest punishment has been trying to make sense of things since his mom died, but, through his work with the horses, he discovers a sport totally unknown to him — polo. Troy has to figure out which friends have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection. Laced with humor and beating with heartache, this novel will grip readers, pull them in quickly, and take them on an unforgettable ride. Set in the present day, Christine Kendall’s stunning debut lets us come face-to-face with the challenges of a loving family that turn hardships into triumphs.