Mira and Moon: A Friend for Life

The only place thirteen-year-old Mira feels at home is in the horse stable. In school, she is treated as if she wasn’t even there, and her social inabilities excludes her from her classmates. Although the riding classes are challenging, it is among the horses that Mira finds refuge. 

Moon is the most beautiful and popular pony at the riding school, but after being injured, he is left abandoned. That is until Mira steps in. She secretly starts to take care of Moon, and soon they grow a strong bond. But Mira is afraid that Annie, the best rider who always competes with Moon, will find out about their secret and put a stop to it, separating Mira and Moon.

As Moon makes his recovery, Mira dares to dream of riding him and prove to everyone . The annual masquerade show could be the perfect opportunity, but will Mira find the courage and confidence?

A friend for life is the first in the new series about Mira and the Moon. As always, Sarenbrant brings forth important issues in an entertaining format, highlighting subjects such as loneliness and the frustration of having to fit into a mold – while beautifully depicting the relationship between humans and horses.

The only place thirteen-year-old Mira feels at home is in the horse stable. In school, she is treated as if she wasn’t even there, and her social inabilities excludes her from her classmates. Although the riding classes are challenging, it is among the horses that Mira finds refuge. 

Moon is the most beautiful and popular pony at the riding school, but after being injured, he is left abandoned. That is until Mira steps in. She secretly starts to take care of Moon, and soon they grow a strong bond. But Mira is afraid that Annie, the best rider who always competes with Moon, will find out about their secret and put a stop to it, separating Mira and Moon.

As Moon makes his recovery, Mira dares to dream of riding him and prove to everyone . The annual masquerade show could be the perfect opportunity, but will Mira find the courage and confidence?

A friend for life is the first in the new series about Mira and the Moon. As always, Sarenbrant brings forth important issues in an entertaining format, highlighting subjects such as loneliness and the frustration of having to fit into a mold – while beautifully depicting the relationship between humans and horses.

info

  • Year of publication

    2022

  • Original title

    Mira och Månen: En vän för livet

  • Page count

    192

  • Original publisher

    Bookmark

  • Original language of publication

    Swedish

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    "Sofie Sarenbrant has found the balance and conveys a nuanced portray. The main character Mira struggles with almost everything: her parents are divorced, and she suspects it’s because she’s a pain with her angry outbursts and difficulties learning what seems so easy to most others … The salvation is called Moon, the injured pony who she understands and who gets her. Here she gets to be the best one and suddenly she has found her home."

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