In the novel The A Circuit by Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka follows the story of a few girls (and one boy) involved in competitive horse showing on the east coast. Tommi is a billionaire heiress whose father is trying to convince her to “settle down and decide what she wants to do for a living”. Kate is a simple working student, literally working her way through the fees of showing horses. Fitz is the only boy at their stable and has been known to work his way through all of the girls that show horses. Zara is the newest member of the Pelham Lane Stables and the wild child of a famous rock star. As the story follows each of these characters, new developments about them come forward. Each has faults and strengths that can hold the Stable together and become a tight-knit family or can tear it apart piece by piece.
I really liked The A Circuit because I have a great love of horses. It was interesting to see the dynamics that come with showing horses competitively while still in high school. Many of the characters in the novel really impressed me with their abilities to balance the different aspects of life and still find time for the things they love. Because this is the first book in a series, I felt as if some of the issues did not get fully resolved as they needed to. I can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Title: The A Circuit
Author: Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka
Format: Paperback, ebook
Page Nos.: 288
Release Date: May 24, 2011
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.