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  • Title: The Black Stallion and the Girl
  • Author: Walter Farley
  • ISBN: 9780679820215
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hopeful Farm s success has greatly increased Alec and Henry s workload, and finally, Alec decides to seek help When Pam Athena, a very diminutive and very pretty girl applies for the job, Alec can t imagine that she could be of any use But then he sees how well she works with the horses Even the Black, usually untrusting of strangers, is surprisingly calm around her Hopeful Farm s success has greatly increased Alec and Henry s workload, and finally, Alec decides to seek help When Pam Athena, a very diminutive and very pretty girl applies for the job, Alec can t imagine that she could be of any use But then he sees how well she works with the horses Even the Black, usually untrusting of strangers, is surprisingly calm around her and it isn t long before Alec himself falls under her spell.
    The Black Stallion and the Girl Hopeful Farm s success has greatly increased Alec and Henry s workload and finally Alec decides to seek help When Pam Athena a very diminutive and very pretty girl applies for the job Alec can t i

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    1. All I really remember is how extremely angry it made me as a 13 or 14 year old that Alec had this great thing going with his horse, the Black, and some random girl shows up and screws it all up.

    2. The girl in this book is somewhat like me, however I could never really see myself being like her With her hippie kinda of ways However I know how she felt when she has to prove herself to a bunch of shovenistic men who believe a women s place is in the home not on a horse I myself have had to go through that with my father in a way But once he saw what my Arabian stallion Zsa Zsa and I could do he changed his mind very quickly I also changed the minds of his horse friends By not using a bit, bu [...]

    3. This is kind of a spoiler, so if you don t want to be spoiled even the slightest bit, look away Pam, the titular girl , is based on Farley s real life daughter It was apparently his way of consoling himself, because she died in real life.She doesn t die in this book But it s still crappy.Why Pam is a Mary Sue She s perfect and wonderful and Alec is obsessed with her from the moment she arrives And, of course, Henry doesn t like her, which makes him the bad guy, naturally.Oh, and did I mention th [...]

    4. This one always made me kind of sad, even as a kid Alec finally meets a girl, and Henry is not happy about it Then the girl leaves In about 20 books, this is the closest Alec ever comes to having a relationship Just because he owns a horse farm doesn t mean he can t have love

    5. Efter at have l st det meste af serien, har jeg f et et helt specielt forhold til hovedpersonen Jeg har altid forestillet mig ham p en bestemt m de, og det at han finder k rligheden i denne bog var et shock for mig Det er ikke fordi, jeg ikke forventede det, men i forhold til hvordan forhold i serien ellers bliver bygget op g r dette alt for hurtigt for mig Det virker ikke trov rdig s derfor f r den kun 3 stjerner Alt der har med heste at g re i historien er som s dvanligt up klageligt og virkel [...]

    6. This book was honestly so cringe y It was definitely very 70 s as far as its depiction of girls and hippies.

    7. I think most girls who read these books were in love with Alec, so I loved the romantic angle with this one

    8. This wasn t a favorite of mine It almost felt a bit like that touch of death to all authors the Nod to femenism That is the absolute worst, worst thing that can happen to a book This book was not a total fail, but it was much harder to believe in than any of the others in this series Alec s relationship with Pam seems sudden and uncharacteristic, not to mention undeveloped There is a good race scene, and some other cool scenes, but for the most part I didn t really care for it.

    9. I wish I would have read this when I was 12 years old I would have felt a deep affinity with Pam her love for freedom and horses Her strength and her vulnerability I would have learned a few things about equality as well This is a book I would have read ten, twenty times, had I come across it twenty years ago I stopped re reading horse books or any books for that matter at the age of 14 15, that was when I started reading adult novels Not that I ever really grew out of children s books, but I do [...]

    10. Also published as The Black Stallion and the Girl Paperback This book could be read alone but complements the series well.Alec Ramsay is still racing his Arabian stallion The Black to earn prizemoney while he gets a breeding stable established He is advised by his surrogate father Henry Dailey, an elderly horse trainer In need of extra help, Alec hires a girl called Pam Athene with fine blonde hair who really has a way with horses Even the temperamental Black gets on with her.A fair bit of the b [...]

    11. Also published as The Black Stallion and the Stranger Paperback This book could be read alone but complements the series well.Alec Ramsay is still racing his Arabian stallion The Black to earn prizemoney while he gets a breeding stable established He is advised by his surrogate father Henry Dailey, an elderly horse trainer In need of extra help, Alec hires a girl called Pam Athene with fine blonde hair who really has a way with horses Even the temperamental Black gets on with her.A fair bit of t [...]

    12. The main character is Alec and Pam Pam is a new girl employee that Alec hired Alec rides the Black in races and trains horses at Hopeful Farm when he is t racing The setting of this book takes place at Hopeful Farm and at racetracks The conflict in this book is when Alec hires Pam, and Henry doesn t like girls getting into the horse business So when Alec told Henry that he hired a girl, Henry said that he had to fire her Alec went back to the farm to tell Pam that she had to leave, but while he [...]

    13. This book has a special meaning to fans of Walter Farley and that is that the book is written as a way to remember his daughter, who died early in her life It is meant to share her love of horses and her free spirit with the readers of the series.For the most part it shows a very dated version of racing, as it should Women in Alec s time are just starting to find their way in the racing world and are not at all welcome around most stables, certainly not on the backs of horses going down the home [...]

    14. 9 2012 Farley s love song to his vanished daughter is so poignant, so breathtakingly sad underneath, that it s maybe the most meaningful of all the series Farley pokes at what one assumes were some of the arguments he and his daughter had, and attempts to resolve them in her favor I want, now, to read an in depth biography of Farley and see how closely my speculations match up to reality I love the proto hippie, beginning feminist tone of this book, and the clunky Alec falling in love It s a kee [...]

    15. Review The Black Stallion and the Girl, Walter FarleyYears ago, when I was in junior high, I would visit the library and read every Walter Farley book available And then I moved on in life, unaware he continued to write many books in the Black Stallion Series Perhaps it was nostalgia that guided me to pick up this book, one of his last The Black is a famous racehorse now, officially belonging to Hopeful Farm but still a one man horse Only Alec Ramsay can ride him Meanwhile Alec has trouble find [...]

    16. Did Walter Farley write a Manic Pixie Dream Girl before the term was coined I really, really think so Manic Pixie Dream Girl MPDG is a stock character type in films Film critic Nathan Rabin, who coined the term after observing Kirsten Dunst s character in Elizabethtown 2005 , describes the MPDG as that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and [...]

    17. Reading the other reviews on this book, I was shocked to see that it is not as well loved as some of the other Black Stallion books Pam is my FAVOURITE This book was far and out ahead of almost all the others Black Stallion Mystery being the exception The resounding memory I have from this novel is Pam s handling of a young colt who rears Their relationship was brilliant and when he died in the track accident, my heart basically crippled Though lots of people may feel that her hippiness and the [...]

    18. After years as a bachelor, Alec finally meets a girl that sparks his interest When he does, he is forced to realize just how rooted in the past Henry and his parents are Of course, the girl he falls for just so happens to do nothing for his case against their sexist beliefs Still, Alec and The Black agree, Pam is, at the very least, a friend worth having Filled with racing greatness, we see Alec at long last open his heart to someone besides The Black It s an important growth moment for Alec, a [...]

    19. Walter Farley s daughter Pam died sometime during this string of the last few books in the series and I think it gives some indication as why they are so bad and have so little heart This one is rather maudlin in that a free spirited girl named Pam, of course comes to work at Hopeful Farm There is a love story for Alec, Pam s tragic love for a young racehorse, and Pam s tragic end much like Farley s daughter Just sappy to the extreme.

    20. This was one of the less exciting books in the series, but it was ok, although Henry is a huge jerk in this book how can a man who really wanted a filly to win the Kentucky Derby be so against the idea of female jockeys It was sweet that Walter Farley based Pam off of his daughter, although he made her into a Mary Sue I think that this book was written for himself and for his family, not for his fans.

    21. I read most, if not all, of the Walter Farley Black Stallion books as a child I was absolutely nuts about horses I don t remember a lot about many of them, but this one stuck with me Alec is disqualified from racing for a period, and meets a girl who also can ride well including the Black I remember this story was a lot darker overall than the other books, and that the ending was not happily ever after.

    22. This for sure would have been a 5 star review in my childhood, where this was my favorite of the entire series after the first book But even the power of nostalgia can t quite redeem a book so poorly dated Still, there are enough beautiful scenes of horses to justify a 3 star rating.

    23. I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and or to read within the series.My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.

    24. This was my favorite book in the series I m not sure why, but I remember reading it over and over The first chapter is pretty much burned into my memory Although the one I read had a very different cover.

    25. I raced through this series as a child Of course, The Black Stallion was my favorite, and I read it a few times, but I waited eagerly for any of the books to return to my branch of the library so I could snap them up.

    26. I didn t really like the romance, it was annoying and cheesy which felt unreal to me, but I think it s interesting how Walter Farley was trying to describe his sadness for the loss of his daughter through another perspective.

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