Synopsis: (Goodreads) Jesse Alvarez is tired of being the new kid every time his dad takes a job on another ranch. It doesn’t help that Cade Savage, the boss’s son, is a bully who has everything Jesse wants—money, a permanent home, horses, and most of all, a mother who lives with his family.
Then Jesse meets Aaron Little Elk, who lives on the Wind River Reservation, steals scraps of yarn from the art room to make dreamcatchers, and never stops talking about his older brother Reuben. Despite that, they become friends, and when Aaron stops coming to school, Jesse worries—and learns of a secret Aaron has been harbouring. As he tries to find out what’s happened to his friend, Jesse must unravel the mystery of Aaron’s dream-catchers and their connection to the wild paint mustang only Aaron can handle.
Review: This is a wonderful and great book. I was lucky enough to get it sent to me by the author herself and to her I will always be grateful. I am so happy I read this and once my son is old enough I will make sure it’s one he reads as well.
You meet Jesse, he’s a new kid and he’s been a new kids many time over. Him and his dad come to this new ranch and could it possible be the one they stay at? The owner is super nice and his dad gets foreman so it’s a big deal. All is good except for Cade, which really reminds of me Draco from Harry Potter.
Than you meet Aaron. He is such an adorable and wonderful character I loved every mind of him. So honest, and loving and talkative and just felt like a genuine person. You don’t get this a lot in books.
Through out the story you learn things about Aaron and his life which is hard. Jesse at first doesn’t want to be “too close of friends” with him because he is eccentric but then when he doesn’t show up at school for a while realizes that he must be a good friend to him and go and find him.
In such an epic way does he find him! Best part of the whole book with the action.
The best part of this book is all the great messages that you will find throughout the book. They are not scattered and end up going together so it all makes sense. It’s hard being a 13-year-old boy. You get things like friendship, loss, bereavement, divorce, being new, being bullied, you name it and it was in this book.
This is a fun, clean read and a great book for both the 9-12 and teen age group. Also a great pick up for a boy as all the characters in it are mostly boys and its great when you find these gems that boys will not only read but love.
So overall, a great book and a hidden gem!