Road Home (Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague)
Nina tries to help a friend in the eighth and final book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague.
Nina's friend Leah has been acting oddly lately. The two of them attend the same small private school, and Leah also takes lessons at the barn where Nina keeps Breezy. But suddenly Leah seems to have lost interest in riding, and her behavior is oddly erratic. When Nina tries to find out what's wrong, Leah pulls away.
At the same time, Nina becomes worried about Breezy, and discovers someone is sneaking in at night to ride him without permission! When Nina finds out it's Leah whose family is having financial difficulties, she knows she has to do anything and everything to help her friend. After all, isn't that what friends are for?
Four horse lovers unite and create a private message board where they post about all things horses, especially their own horses. Each book focuses on one of the four girls, giving insight on their personal life, adventures with the horses, and comments from the other girls in the message group. The eight books in the series includes 2 books about each of the girls—Maddie, Nina, Brooke, and Haley. Each story is approximately 180 pgs, and includes a short glossary in the back with mentioned horse terms and definitions, pb.