The Red Pony is a collection of short stories that focuses on a boy named Jody growing up on a ranch in the 1920’s. In my opinion, each of these stories really has no point and does not contain an over-arching theme. Unless, of course, that theme is how depressing can a young boy’s life be. Others have said that it is a book about reaching maturity and learning how to handle whatever life throws at you, or something like that. I just could not enjoy this book, and I would never recommend this to anyone.
Review Submitted by: Marissa Parlock
Rating: Not Recommended