MS and Horses: Teen struggles with multiple sclerosis while rehabbing a rescued racehorse (Horses and Handicaps)


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High school senior coming of age with a touch of romance and smidgen of violence Torrie, a Hispanic teenager, battles Multiple Sclerosis and racism while she helps rehab a rescued racehorse. It’s her senior year at a new high school when MS flares up. Her parents hope that horse therapy will help her deal with the disease. Some bigoted students harass her because of her Puerto Rican heritage but Nikia, her best friend, Steve, her boyfriend, help her overcome her challenges. Her father is an officer in the Marine Corps, who teaches her that life doesn’t present problems, but rather opportunities to find solutions. She puts his philosophy to the test as she struggles with MS while facing racism and persecution as a high school senior in Camp Lejeune, NC. Great gift for high school students Hi/Lo book (High interest, Low reading difficulty) to entice reluctant readers. Adult readers have said that its an easy read for a lazy afternoon or a day at the beach.