It s time The new girls are taking the spotlight at Canterwood Crest Lauren has moved around enough to have the new girl code down 1 Lay low.2 But not too low.3 Don t amubush the in crowd.But Canterwood isn t just any school And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she s ever encountered Bon chance, Lauren you re going to need it...
|Title||:||Initiation (Canterwood Crest)|
|Publisher||:||Aladdin Original edition January 3, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||796 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Initiation (Canterwood Crest) Reviews
My 12-year-old daughter loves this book series. She's not even a horse fanatic! The plots, the characters... really appeal to her. She is an advanced reader and often chooses much more difficult reading materials. That's not to say these are too easy. They are just a fun, not overly demanding read for her. She specifically asked for books from this series for Christmas. For some reason, our library has some of the books but is hit and miss and have left holes in their collection. I would definitely recommend this series for tween girls.
My daughter has "graduated" from Pony Pals and Pony Days, Magic Ponies and Magic Pony, etc, but not yet ready for some of the older series. She is in 4th grade and around an RL 5.6, so we wanted more challenging but not grown up. The manager at Barnes and Noble recommended Book 1 to her and she read it and was hooked, so we got the rest of the series for her for Christmas. She is on book 5 and I imagine, since it a new series, that the books will retain resell value, although she plans to keep this series to re-read again whenever she wants to. The nice and not-so-nice thing about this series is that it does deal with real life bullying, mean girl and social issues, which is a big step from the fluffier children's pony books of 1st-3rd grade that she was reading, but since she has had to deal with some issues at riding school, she likes to bury herself in these books as a way to unwind. I like that she talks to me about what is happening in the books.
In this book Lauren goes to Canterwood Crest and tries out for the intertemdiate team and makes new friends and butts heads with the mean girl. Overall I have to admit I didn't care for this book mainly because it's a bit too happy for my taste. The main character makes instant friends with her roommate and her roommate's friends and three guys already like her. Plus (no big surprise) she makes the intermediate team and the glee club. Where is the conflict in this book? The biggest thing that happened is Lauren not telling her new friends the truth about her fall which wasn't a big deal. I mean come on there was no doubt that Lauren would make the team and the glee club anyone could have called that one! And the anatogonist was so one dimesional it was kind of sad. At least in the Sasha Silver books Heather and the rest of the Trio and even Jasmine had more layers to them then just being the "mean girls" and at some points you can actually feel emphaty for them, I couldn't feel anything for the Riley character at all sure there was an "aw" moment towards the end but at the end she wasn't someone I felt really bad for. Lauren is a Mary Sue character but then again so was Sasha but her book were far more interesting that I didn't even think about it. It's like this time the author had to keep reinforcre the fact that Lauren is rich but humble. Plus her worshipping of Sasha is kind of annoying! I'll try to read the next one but if it's not good I'm done with this series.
After being dissapointed by Chosen, I bought this book because of the reviews, hoping this would be better. I was wrong. In fact, it was worse. It looked like Jess threw everything in and just tossed it together. Obviously, Lauren was overdone. She is pretty, perfect, smart, organized, modest, honest, and unrealistic in every single way. However, she would be coming off as shallow if she was so blatantly like that so Jessica added little bits like, "I. Work. Hard. For. Everything. I. Get." which means whining to her parents nonstop. Totally working hard, LT. She also is modest, but it comes off as FAKE. I could go on, but all Jessica did was add a whole bunch of good things to a spoiled character and tweaked a bit with modesty and sweetness to try and fix it. Salad dressing doesn't save everything you know. It is also unrealistic that a newbie overthrows a long-term queen bee who, if it works in Lauren's world, would be popular only if she was nice (but is portrayed as the opposite) gets the perfect Ken barbie boy, gains new, loyal friends who love her, and gets straight As in a superhard boarding school. Also, what 7th grade girl belts out French words like tres, oui, mon dieu, and get away with it? I can't just yell HOLA SENOR!!!! to my buddy bud. It's like Lauren is showing off, and getting away with it. Long time ago, she inspired me with tea and blogging. Now, she looks like a shallow character.
I bought this book on my kindle the day it came out and finished it the same day. Although I was quite impressed with CHOSEN, Initiation wasn't what I expected it to be. I wish Jessica didn't leave a huge cliff hanger at the end. I also really wanted to know info about other characters like Drew since burkhart did not really bring him in as much. Also something I observed after reading Unfriendly Competition again was that if Sasha were to talk to Laurent in POPULAR at the beginning of the year, it was never mentioned in Sasha's series. This also made me more confused when Sasha talked to Lauren when it was around November time and Lauren seemed like she came late in the year.
I love Canterwood Crest because it is all about girls who figure out problems and go through life together. It is a great way to learn how to make self confidence. Especially with Lauren Towers.🤩😜😘