PBOTD 19th July: Susan Millard - Against the Odds

Today's PBOTD was a brave book for J A Allen to publish: the pony book can often shy away from the darker side of life, but Against the Odds doesn't.  Against the Odds’ heroine, Sian, leaves home to work in a racing stable, but she soon finds that the trainer’s son Justin, after the initial attraction, has a vicious, ruthless side when he rapes her. This is not described explicitly in the book, but it is quite clear what has happened, so if you’re buying this book for a child, make sure they can cope.



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