The story is told through Jay’s first-person narration. Her stubborn persistence and the realistic details of life in a racing barn take this a notch above most horse books.
Bold Jay will be a favorite with readers, who are sure to cheer her on. Details of horses and racing abound in Blacker’s novel, making readers visualize themselves on the racetrack with Jay. This fresh read is exciting, distinctive, and due to entice many young readers.
Fraught, exciting and cathartic, “Racing Manhattan” will have readers ages 12-16 cheering in the stands.
—The Wall Street Journal
Blacker does a marvelous job sketching out this suspenseful tale of a teenage girl striking out on her own and finding surprising allies