glad the horse boy was OK but what happened to the crime boy glad the horse boy was OK but what happened to the crime boy Found it at the opshop and had to read it again What a memory I loved these books. Adventure stories are just that adventure They are stories that take you out into the jungle, deep into the desert, or out into the wild unknown Adventure stories aren t based on reality, they are designed to pick you up onto their shoulders and race off with you into uncharted territory, make you feel the wind in your hair and the excitement in your heart, all without making you leave your chair This is what Farley does so well You pick up a book about the Black Stallion because you want t Adventure stories are just that adventure They are stories that take you out into the jungle, deep into the desert, or out into the wild unknown Adventure stories aren t based on reality, they are designed to pick you up onto their shoulders and race off with you into uncharted territory, make you feel the wind in your hair and the excitement in your heart, all without making you leave your chair This is what Farley does so well You pick up a book about the Black Stallion because you want to know what kind of trouble he and Alec are going to get out of this time or you want to live through another race of the century from a time when racing was the sport of the century It doesn t matter that everything works out perfectly in the end, that s the beauty of the era the books came from And in all honesty, does anyone ever feel this good about picking the one that came in second place I think not One of the weaker entries in the canon In this ninth book in the series, Farley hits cliche after cliche, starting with plane crash, moving through amnesia, heartless truckers, good hearted rich guys who gave it all up, clueless cattle ranchers Not that I didn t read every word breathless plotting was one of Farley s gifts, and the ability to make one care despite the ludicrous situation And nobody, but nobody, can write a race scene like him. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I love this book I loved it as a child and I still love it This book hits so many of my H C buttons Alec losing his memory, being left for dead, fleeing, taken in by strangers, finding friends, finding a friend again big happy sigh I love that in this book the injures Alec receives are treated as such No magical healing or jumping around again a day later It takes time to heal and there are some long lingering after effects The book isn t perfect but reading it makes me very happy an I love this book I loved it as a child and I still love it This book hits so many of my H C buttons Alec losing his memory, being left for dead, fleeing, taken in by strangers, finding friends, finding a friend again big happy sigh I love that in this book the injures Alec receives are treated as such No magical healing or jumping around again a day later It takes time to heal and there are some long lingering after effects The book isn t perfect but reading it makes me very happy and it s as if I m reading it for the first time again Alec and The Black return to the wild in The Black Stallion Revolts, in an adventure that rivals the action and excitement captured in the first two books of the series When Henry decides that Alec and The Black need a vacation, he sends them west Little does he realize the danger that awaits them When the duo disappears, only they can find their way back to each other and to the people they left behind.The Black Stallion Revolts starts off slow, there s quite a bit of recapping that takes pl Alec and The Black return to the wild in The Black Stallion Revolts, in an adventure that rivals the action and excitement captured in the first two books of the series When Henry decides that Alec and The Black need a vacation, he sends them west Little does he realize the danger that awaits them When the duo disappears, only they can find their way back to each other and to the people they left behind.The Black Stallion Revolts starts off slow, there s quite a bit of recapping that takes place in the first 30 pages But once the story really gets started, it s a nail biter to the end I read this years ago It s the book that kind of throws a wrench in the timeline since based on the plot and references, this happened in the timeframe between The Black Stallion s Filly ends on Kentucky Derby Day and TBS Courage begins before the Preakness which is generally 2 weeks after the Derby If you can get past that, it s one of the better entries in the series as far as the plotline and what have you. Nach einem dramatischen Unfall verliert Alec das Ged chtnis Ein Ranchbesitzer nimmt den umherirrenden Jungen auf Alec wird Cowboy und arbeitet auf der Ranch als Bewacher einer gro en StutenherdeErst als eines Tages ein schriller, fremdartiger Schrei die stille der Steppe zerrei t, tauchen die Bilder der Vergangenheit wieder vor Alec auf Pl tzlich wei er Das war der Ruf eines wilden Hengstes My dad was reading this to me when a tornado destroyed our house in 1985 I always remembered the beginning and wanted to know the ending It only took me a quarter of a century to find out Not too shabby of a read by Mr Farley I love kids books that were written pre 1970. Again, I was desperate for a good read and pulled this off my bookshelf I hadn t read it for years It does bring back memories of my childhood I rode horses weekly Love the story.