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Life is full of chances. And in every life a moment will come—sometimes in a split second—when you'll need to decide to take a chance or not. Will you cut left? Or turn right? Or stand still?
For Troy, his chance has arrived in ways he never could have expected. He's a kid with a passion. And dreams. And he wants to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine—he's sent to the local city stables and made to take care of horses. It's a disgusting, gritty job.
The greatest challenge, though, has been trying to make sense of things since his mom died and having to sort it all out while mucking stalls and getting beaten down by animals who have minds of their own. Then Troy discovers the game of polo, and has to figure out which kids have his back, which kids to cut loose, and whether he and Alisha have a true connection.
Laced with humor and beating with heartache, this novel grips, pulls, and takes readers on an unforgettable ride. Set in present-day Philadelphia, Christine Kendall's stunning debut is a hero's journey through uncertain city streets, the challenges of brotherhood, and the chances we all take to find ourselves.