The main problem I had with this book is that it's about horses. Obviously, I read the blurb before I bought it, but I didn't think the horse thing would be such a big deal for me. You see, when I was about eight, I went to a summer fete where an angry horse who was tired of giving rides to over-sugared children tried to take a chunk out of my arm with its massive, chomping teeth. Ever since then I've suffered from a fairly crippling degree of Horse Fear, and where normal people see horses like this:
No. Just, no. Sorry Maggie - your writing is amazing, but the horses were just too damn scary.