Review by Isabella
Year Group 5
In the book of Bella and Emily, there are many different characters. The main character is Emily, who is a thirteen-year-old girl. Throughout the story she turns 14, 15 and 16. Before she was 16 she really wanted her own pony. Will she ever get a pony? Find out when reading the book!
Emily lives in a little cottage in the countryside. She is a very honest girl and loves to help her Mummy and Daddy. She has loads of horse photos from magazines on her bedroom wall.
Ever since Emily turned 15 she was working at a stables next door. The yard manager (Mrs. Evans) was a nice lady; she was kind and was a very good riding instructor. When Emily wasn’t doing her chores at the stables, she sat up on stacks of hay bales talking to her friend Jodie.
A few months later, Jodie left the yard to go to the Highlands in Scotland. Emily was alone while doing her chores; when she had finished those chores she used to go home and look out of her bedroom window. I think Emily was sad when Jodie left because I wouldn’t like it if my best friend left and went to live somewhere else.Once a week she would Skype Jodie so they could say hello. They were both sad about not being together anymore but they both knew they couldn't do anything about it.
On one particular day, Emily looked out of her bedroom window and to her great surprise she saw a new horse at the stables. The pony was the lovely colour of golden dun, so pretty with a star on its forehead. Emily knew it was definitely the pony for her; it was her dream pony. Oh yes, her dream pony.
I haven’t read a book like this before, it was really tense when it got to the part when they were waiting to see if Emily was allowed the pony she had longed for when she was 15. I thought she deserved the pony because of all her hard work at the stable yard.
I think people who like horses will really enjoy the story and people who really might like a horse.
I believe the author is trying to say that if you would like something you have to work hard for it.
Marks out of 5?
5 - Excellent