How far would you go to save something you love?
Jay is an outsider at school and lonely at home. The only time she feels truly alive is when she is out riding, galloping with the wind in her hair and the drum of hooves on the ground beneath her.
When she runs away to work in a racing stable, fate brings into her life the beautiful but misunderstood mare Manhattan, whose racing career seems to over and whose life hangs in the balance.
Jay and Manhattan both need one more chance. Together, they must battle the hostile world of racing where winning or losing will change their lives forever.
Racing Manhattan is an epic, emotional story of speed, spirit and the power of love.
‘Fraught, exciting and cathartic, Racing Manhattan will have readers ages 12-16 cheering in the stands.’ Wall Street Journal
‘Relatable and inspiring,’ Prismatic Prospects ‘This fresh read is exciting, distinctive, and due to entice many young readers.’ Booklist
Imagine a city. A place where respectable men and women rub shoulders with thieves and madmen. A place where two runaway children can easily be lost in the smoke and grime.
But beneath this city, there is another world. A world of Courts and Warriors, where the rat Kingdom is ruled by the great King Tzuriel.
This world is about to end. And it all starts with a young rat called Efren...
'This novel deserves praise and prizes.' - The Times
'A classic for our age.' - Morning Star