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Green Grass of Wyoming

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Ks that his dreams can never come true; but then his feelings for Carey begin to chan. In this inst

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  1. says:

    It took me a few chapters to get into this book this is in part because I haven't read the first two books in the series My Friend Flicka Thunderhead This book does work as a standalone but it just takes time to get into the characters' headsThis book is everything I want in a mid twentieth century read The sympathetic characters are likeable in some cases lovable but have real flaws The villainess well she is horrible I do know someone just like her who can turn on the charm appear to listen sympathetically but will later use information gained against you Mrs Palmer not knowing how to register her displeasure adopted the attitude of piteousness and tremulous bravery which she knew from long practice was the hardest on her granddaughter The McLaughlin family have sincere values that they live by instil in their children If you have a difficult decision to make never force it Rob had told his boys Weigh each alternative singly without prejudice If they seem to balance evenly no advatage one way or the other do not be deceived There is an advantage one way or the other If you wait long enough it will become apparent to you and suddenly the decision will be made without difficulty and it will be right The animal behaviour for modern eyes can be terrifying shocking I often wonder about the Disneyfication of the animal kingdom To put it mildly the gigantic and ferocious stallion Thunderhead doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to the above creations Our world especially in 2020 is a truly terrible place why do we shy away from what animals are actually like when humans are creating such an awful place? The Incredible Journey is another honest look at how animals behaved I certainly coped with that when I first read it at around ten years of age

  2. says:

    There is something all encompassing about that moment when somebody discovers that they can love; that they can truly madly and wholly love somebody or something It becomes the everything that they are the everything that they do It is the air the earth the word the whisper Everything is about their love and their love is lost in everythingI have often thought that horse stories are really love stories at heart They are stories shot through with love and loving They are stories of girls and boys and mares and geldings learning to love and trust and believe in another and to be something greater together than they can be apart These are stories of love these from Ruth and Fly by Night through to Jinny and Shantih Ken and Flicka these stories tell us that there is no shame in loving something so much that you cannot uite breathe without them there There is something uite perfect in that And as every perfect moment brings with it the inevitability of the fall these stories teach us how to live with and through those moments when every breath you take feels like a knife to your throat and ice in your heart You are not alone You have loved once and you will love again and you will be loved and there is something so perfect in this world and one day it will find youThis then is the horse story at its best that fine mixture of love and loss and hope and fear and feelings that have never been thought before but now that you have thought them you know that the world is a better place There are several authors who catch this shift in consciousness so very perfectly and Mary O'Hara is one of themGreen Grass of Wyoming is her third book in the Flicka series The first is the heart song My Friend Flicka and the second the wild cloud scudding across a bare blue sky Thunderhead They are good books both and they have their moments of being something very great Green Grass of Wyoming stands well in its own right but the experience of reading the trilogy from dawn to dusk from ranch to range is something worth doing This book the final in the trilogy tells of Ken and his wild white stallion Thunderhead who is roaming free on the Wyoming ranges Thunderhead is a king of horses and a king needs his court He's stealing mares and when a beautiful racehorse Crown Jewel is lost mid transit he ends up taking her as part of his herd Crown Jewel though has a human herd of her own She was to be a gift and when she doesn't arrive people come looking for her And that means it's time for Ken to come and find his stallion and deal with the problem that he has become Coupled with that is the slow realisation that he has feelings for Jewel's young owner Casey Green Grass of Wyoming sees all of this come together and inevitably painfully beautifully start to conclude the trilogyHow best to describe this book then? It is like cut glass at its heart a shining multi faceted thing There are plotlines here concerning mental health marriage love fear hope religion; it is a book that was young adult before its time but also something than that It's almost a young adult saga; a sort of hybrid of those books you know that sprawl over years and see characters change and break and shift and grow And underneath that all is Ken and Nell and Rob and Carey and their horses and animals of vivid name and character; Whodat the wide eyed stallion to be Pilgrim the protector dog Flicka the heart whole of Ken and so many There are some books that sort of exist in an other space without definition nor years to hold them back nor pigeonhole them and I'd argue uite vehemently for the Flicka trilogy to exist in that space They are horse books but beyond all of that ? They are books of love and life and living

  3. says:

    I adored this entire trilogy all three books were SO different Flicka had the freshness and determined idealism of youth In Thunderhead there was a darkness that hung overhead than a storm than the uncertainty of adolescence it was not a comfortable read But Green Grass of Wyoming has so much It's complex It has hope I don't know how many times I have read this10? 12? Maybe 20 timesThe build up to the race is awesome Ken gets out from under the cloud of his father and older brother Carey frees herself from her domineering grandmother Read itand enjoyLet me know what you think

  4. says:

    This is My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead for the grown ups with the focus on Nell and her marriage to Rob Compelling not just entertaining I read it for itself not just as the seuel to the above twoof the three this is the one I reread as an adult

  5. says:

    Unlike the previous books this story looks at an adult woman's role in the difficult setting and harsh life style of running a ranch Life is not simple or easy especially with another child in her later years Nell is suffering from anxiety and is estranged from Rob over difficulties she experiences but has trouble articulating The passion and failures between the two are brought out in this story to show the growth that continues throughout life Nell her children and life on the ranch in another era are both endearing and heartbreakingThese are books to be read as an adult to understand all that was being told As a child I missed a lot of the tension and growth that reuires similar experiences to comprehend

  6. says:

    I hadn't read this series since I was a horse crazy kid charging around on my pony I loved these books then and I love them now for very different reasons Now I know Wyoming and it's so unlike anything I imagined as a kid These books really catch it though This is my least favorite book of the series It's still good but Thunderhead is the best IMO It deals with the history and landscape of this place Still definitely worth a reread No regrets

  7. says:

    A bit of a mixed review Love Wyoming and all don't get me wrong The backdrop and writing is pretty nice This tries to be a serious book about horses and ranchers and gets a lot right However it is a serious flaw in my bookpun intended I guess when you set yourself up as an expert and then get things wrong Feral horses don't depend on the herd stallion for finding grazing water and safety; that's a testosterone myth It's up to the lead mare And I find some of the same glorification of testosterone in the human relations also The idea that jealousy can be made into an expression of the highest and purest love well I call BSOK rant over The characters are idealized but I didn't expect any different as this book is best seen as a manual for raising upstanding youngsters in a world that no longer exists The plot follows along a seuel to My Friend Flicka but it can still stand on its own It makes some kind of effort to present women as diverse individuals and give them character and purpose Expect things to be consistent with the time the book was written and mostly it'll be ok

  8. says:

    This is not a children's novel A very tame 1940's type novel that probably some kids could read but belongs in the adult fiction And it is about horses And there is a romance And a nervous break down And a raging bull And a lot about Wyoming that sounded pretty true to the setting That was my favorite part the Wyoming settingI didn't really love it but I don't like animal characters I'm giving it a 3 because it is not a bad book if you like animals who have feelings and are given emotions They do not talk in this book I would have stopped reading if they'd talked I would have given it a 2 rating tooAnyway if you like animal stories with some human romance this one is for you

  9. says:

    In this installment of the My Friend Flicka trilogy the story gets a little bit weird for me and loses a starNell my favorite suffers anxiety after the birth of her daughter and it brings out her religious sideRob with his hard shell and soft middle does an abrupt about face in the end It happened so uickly It would have been much believable if O'Hara had taken time earlier in the story to set it up Ken the passionate dreamer gets uncomfortably possessive with his girlfriend Carey This is of a human story than a horse story but there are still plenty of outdoor adventures and descriptions of the Wyoming landscapes to take you away to the Green Grass Of Wyoming

  10. says:

    Mary O'Hara was writing young adult before it was a thing This is a beautiful little book about boy's coming of age his relationship with his home and his horses and the responsibilities all that incursOK so it's a little trope y Its ending is pat and not all that believable But O'Hara takes her characters seriously dealing with issues of faith including a 10 page diversion into the nature and love of God marriage and brotherhood Her narrative from the perspective of the horses is uite lovelyI may be a little biased and I thoroughly enjoyed as a palate cleanser between too much DuBus and Munro

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