Michiko Likes It!

The Yonahlossee Riding CampThe often hard-to-please NYT book reviewer, Michiko Kakutani, is won over by debut novelist Anton DiSclafani’s The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls (Penguin/Riverhead), released today. About a teenaged girl who is sent away to a riding camp for mysterious reasons, Kakutani says, “By cutting back and forth between the events that took Thea to Yonahlossee and her experiences in school, Ms. DiSclafani methodically builds suspense … Some of these developments may feel like plot twists from a sepia-toned soap opera, but the reader’s attention rarely wavers, thanks to Ms. DiSclafani’s knowledge of how to keep her foot on her story’s gas pedal, and her sympathy for her spirited, unbridled heroine.”

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is part of First Flights, the Penguin Debut Author program for librarians (read the author’s chat with librarians here and learn more about the program here).

One Response to “Michiko Likes It!”

  1. Andrea Lapsley Says:

    I agree. This is a great book. She really captured the time period and setting. And, Anton was wonderful on the First Flight chat two weeks ago.