Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Homelessness, Family, Horses, Love, Resilience
After Lizzie St. Clair’s father is imprisoned for embezzling, Lizzie and her mother are forced to give up their home. They move to a transitional housing shelter named Good Hope until they can get back on their feet. Lizzie is determined to stay invisible at her new school so no one will ask her about her father or her living situation. But one day, she discovers a nearby horse farm and instantly connects with a frightened young pony, whom she names Fire. She becomes a working student at the stable in order to be close to Fire, and she decides to save up the money to buy him. As she works to find opportunities to fulfill her impossible dream, Lizzie must open up to those around her, realizing along the way that everyone has their own problems, and that true strength lies in vulnerability.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Lizzie Flying Solo,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
5, Article 27.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss5/27