Book Review: National Velvet

National Velvet

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


A very quick review as I’m going away tomorrow.

Not an easy book to classify, but I will go with young adult because of Velvet Brown’s age. (She was fourteen)

I love the interaction of the Brown family and found them all very easy to relate to. I loved seeing a young girl follow her dreams.

But I did find too much just too improbable and I found the book poorly structured (it took till chapter 7 to get going) and with distractions like [ the other five horses that took away from the plot without really adding anything. I will add that although I love to look at horses, I don’t like being with horses. So this book was always going to be a hard sell for me.

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