Firehorse is about a girl named Rachel Shelby who loves horses. She had one named Peaches until her family had to move to Boston, so she had to sell her horse. Rachel's father isn't very fond of her riding horses or being around them. Matter of fact, he believes it is a job that should be done by a man. Women are supposed to stay inside to clean and cook unless they are shopping or attending church. When Rachel gets to Boston, her brother James takes her to the fire station so he can apply for a job. When he gets there, they have a horse called the Governor's Girl that has been badly burned and they are going to put her down. Will Rachel be able to save the Governor's Girl?
My favorite character was Rachel because she loves horses, and never gives up. I liked how fact paced the book was so I was able to finish it and find out how it ended. The book kept my interest because it involved problems with horses and problems with Rachel trying to become a veterinarian.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants adventure and/or loves horses. I didn't like how the book ended but other people may.
- Chelsey (8th Grade)