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Pony by R.J. Palacio – Book Review

 

Title: Pony
Author: R.J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 28, 2021

Silas lives a solitary life with his Pa and companion Mittenwool, a ghost. His life is shattered when a group of men come to his house in the middle of the night to take his father away. Silas promises to stay put. Then, the pony that accompanied the strangers returns, and he feels compelled to seek out his father. Thus starts a thrilling and mysterious journey that leads Silas out of his sheltered childhood and towards the edge of a new, treacherous world.

Pony by R.J. Palacio is as haunting as it is enthralling. Palacio’s talent for creating memorable characters and thought-provoking conflicts is on full display. The writing itself is simply exquisite. Still, there are plot points where a reader must blindly accept some odd developments in order to uphold the nar