Saturday, May 29, 2021

Life with Lily by Margaret Morgan


Dee's mom and dad buy her a grey Welsh pony.  She's thrilled.  The pony needs some work.  She doesn't want to be brushed and she's a bit fat.  The first thing they discover is that she has barbed wire stuck in her neck.  The vet clears that up.

This book is self-published and I was allowed to read it for review (thank you).  It's been published and you can get a copy now.

This is written for young adults and it's a good read.  Dee loves her pony and her friends want to ride it, too.  She shares the pony with her friends.  Unfortunately her dad  has lost his job.  He's upset about that and it concerns her mom, too.

You learn about prejudice because her mother is black and everyone thinks she's a servant, not her mother.  Her mom stands up for herself.  She gets a job cooking meals for the schools in her district.  Everybody loves her food!

There's a lot of trauma in the adult relationships but the children get along fine.  The pony helps everyone with their worries, fears or needs.  She gives them eyelash kisses.

The story has some sad stuff but it has a lot more positive things and it ends well. 

Be prepared to answer some questions from your young one.  They may understand or they may not.


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