The Horse Whisper Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives and the lives of those who love them is devastating.
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Grace is the only child of a prominent New York magazine editor, Annie Graves, and her lawyer husband Robert. So mutilated and traumatized is the horse that even the vet who saved his life now wishes he hadn't. Annie refuses to have him destroyed.

She hears about a man in Montana, a 'whisperer' who is said to have the gift of healing troubled horses. Abandoning her job, Annie sets out across the continent with Grace and Pilgrim to find him. The man's name is Tom Booker and he lives on the Rocky Mountain Front, a place of daunting beauty.

The review of this Book prepared by Eleanor Notley

A teenage girl and her horse get in a accident that leave them both with physical and emotional scars. The mother of the girl travels with the girl and the horse from New York to Montana for some help from an Horse Whisperer. This is a once in a lifetime experience for the teenage girl and mother.
The review of this Book prepared by Leah Van Alstine

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   near future Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   horse Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   farmer    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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