Finding Pony (paperback)

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FINDING PONY is a true to life and genuine telling of the difficulties that youth in the foster family & adoption system experience. It is a gritty story told from the point of view of those most affected by other’s actions, those with the most to lose. Disillusioned by the institutions designed to help, Jesse is forced to become an adult, and does his best to protect his sister and their way of family, sometimes without much success. Jesse is a villain. Jesse is a hero. Jesse is a survivor. Chance encounters teach him not everyone is who they appear, there are reasons and there are consequences for everything.

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Finding Pony

by Kara Lucas
Release: September 1, 2015

Kids in Bravo Hills trailer park usually have to grow up fast, and fifteen-year-old Jesse Sampson is no exception. With a meth addict for a mom and a drug dealer for a stepdad, Jesse spends most nights taking care of his sister, Pony. But when the cops arrest his mom for a mini-mart robbery gone wrong, Jesse hides his sister under a pile of dirty clothes and escapes through a window. In the morning, he finds his mom and stepdad arrested, and Pony gone.

And due to a botched drug deal, she may also be in danger.

Scared, homeless, and desperate to find her, Jesse sets off on a trek that sends him from dusty rural back roads to the  drug-infested streets of Los Angeles. He must dodge drug dealers, gangs, cops, and social workers as he searches to find Pony and ultimately, himself.

“FINDING PONY is the kind of first novel that reminds you of what it felt like to fall in love with reading,” says Bonnie Hearn Hill, Kara’s writing mentor and New York Times Bestselling Author. “This may be the first book by Kara Lucas, but it won’t be the last. If you like issue-driven fiction drawn with equal sensitivity and honesty, I recommend PONY. This story has it all–strong, sympathetic characters, the brutal reality of the foster-care system (a subject the author, a social worker, knows well), and a realistic depiction of these often scary yet sometimes hopeful times in which we live.”

Kara Lucas has been a social worker for over twenty years and has worked in all divisions of child protective services and for the last seven years, adoptions. She is passionate about advocating for kids in foster care, especially teens. She lives in Central California with her family and enjoys hiking and reading. This is her first novel.

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Additional information

Weight .787 lbs
Dimensions 6 x .7 x 9 in
Publisher

Horizon Bound Books

Release Date

September 1, 2015

Pages

306

Binding

Paperback

Interior Color

Black & White

Language

English

ISBN-10

1943050031

ISBN-13

978-1943050031

Age Range

13-18

Grade Level

7-12

1 review for Finding Pony (paperback)

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Because of this, I was eager to get my hands on Finding Pony, read it much quicker than I anticipated – and the storyline was what I knew her to be capable of. The author illuminated the emotions, angst and challenges of a foster child beautifully.

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