Friday, December 4, 2009
What do skateboarding and bull riding have in common?
The O’Mara family lives in Nevada and has a long family tradition of ranching and bull riding. Fourteen-year-old Cam prefers to spend his time perfecting his grinds, flips and ollies and leaves the rodeo circuit to his older brother, Ben. However, when Ben is seriously wounded while deployed in Iraq, the O’Mara family is forever altered and Cam must make a choice between his preferred sport and his family legacy. This realistic yet heart-warming story of patriotic courage and family duty will leave you cheering and wanting more.
Bull Rider is Suzanne Morgan Williams’ first novel. It has been named a 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection and is on the 2010 Lonestar and TAYSHAS Reading Lists.
review by Angela