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# Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally: A Book Review - ## Introduction - ### What is the book about? - ### Who are the main characters? - ### What are the main themes and conflicts? - ## Summary of the plot - ### How does Savannah meet Jack? - ### How does Savannah pursue her dream of becoming a jockey? - ### How does Jack deal with his family and business pressures? - ### How do they overcome the obstacles in their relationship? - ## Analysis of the characters - ### What are Savannah's strengths and weaknesses? - ### What are Jack's strengths and weaknesses? - ### How do they grow and change throughout the book? - ## Evaluation of the writing style - ### How does the author use dialogue, description, and humor? - ### How does the author capture the setting and atmosphere of the horse racing world? - ### How does the author balance romance, drama, and realism? - ## Comparison with other books in the series - ### How does Racing Savannah fit into the Hundred Oaks series? - ### How does it relate to the previous books and characters? - ### How does it differ from the other books in terms of tone, theme, and message? - ## Conclusion - ### What are the main takeaways from the book? - ### Who would enjoy reading this book and why? - ### What are some questions or topics for further discussion? Here is the article I wrote based on the outline: # Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally: A Book Review ## Introduction Racing Savannah is a young adult romance novel by Miranda Kenneally, published in 2013. It is the fourth book in the Hundred Oaks series, but it can be read as a standalone story. The book follows Savannah Barrow, a seventeen-year-old girl who loves horses and dreams of becoming a jockey. She moves to a new town with her father, who gets a job as a horse trainer at a wealthy estate owned by the Goodwin family. There, she meets Jack Goodwin, the son of the owner and a popular boy at her school. They come from two different worlds, but they share a passion for horses and a mutual attraction. However, their relationship faces many challenges, such as social class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, and dangerous risks. ## Summary of the plot Savannah and her father move to Tennessee after her father's girlfriend gets pregnant and they need more money to pay off their medical bills. Savannah is not happy about leaving her friends and her old life behind, but she tries to make the best of it. She loves working with horses and has a natural talent for riding them. She hopes to become a jockey someday, even though it is a male-dominated and risky profession. Jack is the heir of the Goodwin estate and business, which includes a horse racing track. He lives in a luxurious mansion with his father, his stepmother, and his younger sister. He is expected to take over the family business someday, but he secretly wants to study engineering at college. He is also bored with his privileged lifestyle and his superficial girlfriend. When Savannah meets Jack at the stables, she is immediately drawn to him. He is handsome, charming, and friendly. He also notices her skills with horses and offers to help her train for a race. Savannah is flattered by his attention, but she knows that he is out of her league. She also knows that there is a strict rule against mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. Despite their differences and obstacles, Savannah and Jack start spending more time together. They bond over their love for horses and their desire to escape their predetermined paths. They also share some romantic moments and kisses. However, they have to keep their relationship secret from everyone else, especially their families. Savannah faces several challenges as she pursues her dream of becoming a jockey. She has to deal with sexism, harassment, and sabotage from some of the male jockeys and trainers. She also has to prove herself to Jack's father, who doubts her abilities and thinks she is a bad influence on his son. She also has to balance her schoolwork, her job, and her personal life. Jack faces his own pressures as he tries to please his father and follow his own heart. He has to deal with his father's high expectations and demands, his stepmother's coldness and manipulation, and his girlfriend's jealousy and clinginess. He also has to decide whether to go to college or take over the business, and whether to be honest with Savannah or protect her from his family's wrath. Savannah and Jack's relationship is tested by several events and revelations. They have to deal with the consequences of their secret being exposed, the dangers of horse racing, the interference of their families and friends, and the reality of their different futures. They have to decide whether their love is worth fighting for or letting go. ## Analysis of the characters Savannah is a strong, independent, and determined heroine. She has a passion for horses and a talent for riding them. She is not afraid to stand up for herself and her dreams, even when she faces discrimination, opposition, and danger. She is also loyal, caring, and generous. She loves her father and supports his new family, even though she misses her mother who died when she was young. She also helps her friends and co-workers whenever she can. She is not perfect, though. She can be stubborn, impulsive, and reckless at times. She can also be insecure, jealous, and defensive when it comes to Jack. Jack is a charming, handsome, and kind hero. He has a love for horses and a knack for business. He is friendly, respectful, and helpful to everyone he meets, regardless of their social status. He is also adventurous, fun-loving, and humorous. He likes to tease Savannah and make her laugh. He is not flawless, either. He can be moody, secretive, and conflicted at times. He can also be indecisive, weak-willed, and dishonest when it comes to his father and Savannah. Savannah and Jack both grow and change throughout the book. They learn to trust each other and themselves more. They also learn to face their fears and challenges more bravely. They also learn to compromise and communicate more effectively. They also learn to follow their hearts and pursue their happiness more freely. ## Evaluation of the writing style The author uses a first-person point of view from Savannah's perspective. This allows the reader to get inside Savannah's thoughts and feelings more intimately. The author also uses dialogue, description, and humor to create a vivid and engaging story. The dialogue is realistic, witty, and emotional. It captures the voices of the characters well and reveals their personalities and relationships. The description is detailed, colorful, and sensory. It creates a vivid picture of the setting and atmosphere of the horse racing world. It also evokes the emotions and sensations of the characters well. The humor is light-hearted, clever, and amusing. It adds some fun and relief to the story and makes the characters more likable. The author balances romance, drama, and realism in the story well. The romance is sweet, passionate, and believable. It develops gradually from friendship to attraction to love. It also faces some realistic obstacles and conflicts that test its strength and depth. The drama is intense, suspenseful, and emotional. It involves some twists and turns that keep the reader hooked and invested in the outcome. It also involves some risks and dangers that add some excitement and tension to the story. The realism is authentic, relevant, and informative. It portrays the issues and challenges of the horse racing industry accurately and honestly. It also portrays the issues and challenges of social class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, peer pressure, teenage pregnancy, sexism, harassment, sabotage realistically. ## Comparison with other books in the series Racing Savannah fits into the Hundred Oaks series well. It follows the same format of a young adult romance novel set in a small town in Tennessee that revolves around a sport theme. It also features some cameo appearances from previous characters in the series who are friends or relatives of the main characters in this book. Racing Savannah relates to the previous books in terms of tone, theme, message in some ways. It has a similar tone of light-heartedness mixed with seriousness that appeals to young adult readers who enjoy both humor and drama in their stories. It has a similar theme of finding oneself and one's happiness despite external pressures and expectations that resonates with young adult readers who face similar struggles in their lives. It has a similar message of following one's heart and pursuing one's dreams regardless of obstacles and challenges that inspires young adult readers who have similar aspirations and goals in their lives. Racing Savannah differs from the other books in terms of plot, characters, and setting in some ways. It has a different plot that involves horse racing instead of football, baseball, or softball as the main sport theme. It has different characters who come from different social classes and backgrounds instead of being from similar ones. It has a different setting that takes place mostly at a horse estate and track instead of at a high school or college campus. ## Conclusion Racing Savannah is an enjoyable, romantic, the themes of love, family, friendship, and ambition in the context of the horse racing world. It features likable and relatable characters who face realistic and relevant issues and challenges. It also showcases the author's skillful and engaging writing style that balances dialogue, description, and humor. It is a good addition to the Hundred Oaks series, but it can also be enjoyed as a standalone story. It is a book that would appeal to young adult readers who love romance, drama, and horses. Here are some questions or topics for further discussion: - What did you think of Savannah and Jack's relationship? Did you root for them or not? Why? - What did you think of Savannah's dream of becoming a jockey? Did you admire her or not? Why? - What did you think of Jack's dilemma between his father and his own desires? Did you sympathize with him or not? Why? - What did you think of the portrayal of the horse racing industry in the book? Did you learn anything new or interesting about it? - What did you think of the cameo appearances from previous characters in the series? Did you like them or not? Why? Here is a table that summarizes the main features of the book: Feature Description --- --- Title Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks) Author Miranda Kenneally Genre Young adult romance Publication date December 3, 2013 Publisher Sourcebooks Fire Pages 304 ISBN 9781402284762 Series Hundred Oaks, book 4 Main characters Savannah Barrow and Jack Goodwin Main themes Love, family, friendship, ambition Main conflicts Social class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, dangerous risks Here is the article with HTML formatting: Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally: A Book Review




Introduction




Racing Savannah is a young adult romance novel by Miranda Kenneally, published in 2013. It is the fourth book in the Hundred Oaks series, but it can be read as a standalone story. The book follows Savannah Barrow, a seventeen-year-old girl who loves horses and dreams of becoming a jockey. She moves to a new town with her father, who gets a job as a horse trainer at a wealthy estate owned by the Goodwin family. There, she meets Jack Goodwin, the son of the owner and a popular boy at her school. They come from two different worlds, but they share a passion for horses and a mutual attraction. However, their relationship faces many challenges, such as social class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, and dangerous risks.




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Summary of the plot




Savannah and her father move to Tennessee after her father's girlfriend gets pregnant and they need more money to pay off their medical bills. Savannah is not happy about leaving her friends and her old life behind, but she tries to make the best of it. She loves working with horses and has a natural talent for riding them. She hopes to become a jockey someday, even though it is a male-dominated and risky profession.


Jack is the heir of the Goodwin estate and business, which includes a horse racing track. He lives in a luxurious mansion with his father, his stepmother, and his younger sister. He is expected to take over the family business someday, but he secretly wants to study engineering at college. He is also bored with his privileged lifestyle and his superficial girlfriend.


When Savannah meets Jack at the stables, she is immediately drawn to him. He is handsome, charming, and friendly. He also notices her skills with horses and offers to help her train for a race. Savannah is flattered by his attention, but she knows that he is out of her league. She also knows that there is a strict rule against mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family.


Despite their differences and obstacles, Savannah and Jack start spending more time together. They bond over their love for horses and their desire to escape their predetermined paths. They also share some romantic moments and kisses. However, they have to keep their relationship secret from everyone else, especially their families.


Savannah faces several challenges as she pursues her dream of becoming a jockey. She has to deal with sexism, harassment, and sabotage from some of the male jockeys and trainers. She also has to prove herself to Jack's father, who doubts her abilities and thinks she is a bad influence on his son. She also has to balance her schoolwork, her job, and her personal life.


Jack faces his own pressures as he tries to please his father and follow his own heart. He has to deal with his father's high expectations and demands, his stepmother's coldness and manipulation, and his girlfriend's jealousy and clinginess. He also has to decide whether to go to college or take over the business, and whether to be honest with Savannah or protect her from his family's wrath.


Savannah and Jack's relationship is tested by several events and revelations. They have to deal with the consequences of their secret being exposed, the dangers of horse racing, the interference of their families and friends, and the reality of their different futures. They have to decide whether their love is worth fighting for or letting go.


Analysis of the characters




Savannah is a strong, independent, and determined heroine. She has a passion for horses and a talent for riding them. She is not afraid to stand up for herself and her dreams, even when she faces discrimination, opposition, and danger. She is also loyal, caring, and generous. She loves her father and supports his new family, even though she misses her mother who died when she was young. She also helps her friends and co-workers whenever she can. She is not perfect, though. She can be stubborn, impulsive, and reckless at times. She can also be insecure, jealous, and defensive when it comes to Jack.


Jack is a charming, handsome, and kind hero. He has a love for horses and a knack for business. He is friendly, respectful, and helpful to everyone he meets, regardless of their social status. He is also adventurous, fun-loving, and humorous. He likes to tease Savannah and make her laugh. He is not flawless, either. He can be moody, secretive, and conflicted at times. He can also be indecisive, weak-willed, and dishonest when it comes to his father and Savannah.


Savannah and Jack both grow and change throughout the book. They learn to trust each other and themselves more. They also learn to face their fears and challenges more bravely. They also learn to compromise and communicate more effectively. They also learn to follow their hearts and pursue their happiness more freely.


Evaluation of the writing style




The author uses a first-person point of view from Savannah's perspective. This allows the reader to get inside Savannah's thoughts and feelings more intimately. The author also uses dialogue, description, and humor to create a vivid and engaging story. The dialogue is realistic, witty, and emotional. It captures the voices of the characters well and reveals their personalities and relationships. The description is detailed, colorful, and sensory. It creates a vivid picture of the setting and atmosphere of the horse racing world. It also evokes the emotions and sensations of the characters well. The humor is light-hearted, clever, and amusing. It adds some fun and relief to the story and makes the characters more likable.


The author balances romance, drama, and realism in the story well. The romance is sweet, passionate, and believable. It develops gradually from friendship to attraction to love. It also faces some realistic obstacles and conflicts that test its strength and depth. The drama is intense, suspenseful, and emotional. It involves some twists and turns that keep the reader hooked and invested in the outcome. It also involves some risks and dangers that add some excitement and tension to the story. The realism is authentic, relevant, and informative. It portrays the issues and challenges of the horse racing industry accurately and honestly. It also portrays the issues and challenges of social class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, peer pressure, teenage pregnancy, sexism, harassment, sabotage realistically.


Comparison with other books in the series




Racing Savannah fits into the Hundred Oaks series well. It follows the same format of a young adult romance novel set in a small town in Tennessee that revolves around a sport theme. It also features some cameo appearances from previous characters in the series who are friends or relatives of the main characters in this book.


>Sourcebooks Fire


Pages304


ISBN9781402284762


SeriesHundred Oaks, book 4


Main charactersSavannah Barrow and Jack Goodwin


Main themesLove, family, friendship, ambition


Main conflictsSocial class differences, family expectations, personal ambitions, dangerous risks


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