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Genres: children's, classic
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Here is the compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published in 1877.
So, this isn’t really a review because I didn’t finish the book, but it’s my thoughts about the book all the same so we’ll it a review of sorts anyway
(I’m cleaning up my “currently reading” and draft posts for my blog and this was one of them)
So Black Beauty was a book I read as a kid. I don’t really have any warm or squishy feelings towards it like I do with a lot of other childhood books I read – I’m looking at you, Bobbsey Twins. I honestly started reading this because I thought it would be a quick book to read for my classics challenge, and let’s face it, I sucked on my challenges BAD this year. I mean, B – A – D.
I grabbed a free kindle copy and started reading it, and it was alright. I love historical fiction & this reads like historical fiction of course, because of when it was published. I love animals but I’ve never especially been one of those girls that adores horses – honestly, they are just so big I never got the appeal. Anyways, I guess I just never got into it. Three times over the past year I sat down and said “It’s a short book, just push though it, it’ll probably only take you a couple of hours to finish” and i was just so bored I couldn’t finish.
And honestly, I just know there’s gotta be a scene where the horse dies, and I just can’t handle that and I think I was afraid to read it, waiting for that scene (I have no idea if that scene actually exists or not).
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: