(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart is a gripping story about a boy who goes on his own to track down his horse that was sold without his knowledge to a crooked horse trader. He has a strong sense to do his dead parents proud and do the right thing. Even though his parents and sister died, he still keeps their memory alive. The story is about how important family is. Joseph is very likable and I couldn't help but pull for him. He met a Chinese boy along the way so had a friend on part of his journey who was also on a mission. Both boys were very brave!
I loved this book and was surprised it was just as good as the first book by this author. It has lots of action and kept me turning pages. The recurring theme in the book was what Joseph's papa always said and what drove Joseph:
But Papa had said that when there's something that's got to be done, the thing to do is just to buckle down and do it the best you can.(Karen's review, 5 stars)
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