Bittersweet is the word I’d use to describe The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, if I only had one. It’s a coming-of-age boarding school book that’s mysterious, sexual, and lovely. It’s about the bonds that grow out of isolation and about the ones that are broken in the process. It’s a beautifully written story of a girl who learns to be brave in ways that many adults never seem to. At camp, Thea’s surrounded by the children of wealth during a time when the wealth of the country is crumbling. The Depression doesn’t touch this place at first, but then, one by one, the girls start to disappear, back to their destitute families. Thea realizes wealth can’t last forever as she realizes that her picture perfect life won’t, either. The chasm between her and her family is too big. She realizes she’ll always love them, but, if she’s going to survive, her life has to be very different. Read the full post at PostScript blog.