by Allison Crews
Elliott is a nice girl from a proper Southern family and, so far, has only been interested in horses...
until she sees Griffen – an electrifying horseman who stops her heart at a foxhunt. But will his fear of reliving a dark past be strong enough to keep him away from her? Does she even want to be protected from who he is likely to be?
Recommended for young foxhunters!
"Antithesis is one of the best books I have ever read in my life! It pulls you in, awakens your imagination, and takes you into another world.
Elliott is a rider who only rides indoors and in lessons on her beloved horse Viva. Sometimes she goes out on the trails, but never into the foxhunting world. Then a family moves into the house next door with a cute senior that is going to the same high school as Elliott. She has never really been into guys ---only riding. Ben is a foxhunter and a polo player. He asks Elliott and her friend Ashley if they would like to go foxhunting with his friend Christopher and him.
The two girls agree, they go on their first foxhunt, and, of course, Elliott became addicted. On that first foxhunt she sees a whipper-in that almost makes her fall off Viva. She never had this feeling before. Nobody really knows Griffen’s story
or why he often disappears. Elliott starts to foxhunt more and more. She loves every minute of it: the hounds, the horn, the galloping, and the excitement. As much as she feels for Griffen, she really doesn’t know if she can trust him. And with a secret like his, he doesn’t know if he can trust himself.
This book will pull you in so much that it will be hard to turn away and put it down. Any bit of quiet time you get, you
will pick up this book and read as much as you can."
—Denya Dee Leake, Blue Ridge Hunt (VA), age 15