That has never been one of my strong points. But it seems to suddenly hit DJ hard with her grandmother's marriage and her mother with a boyfriend, the good thing coming out of this all is that DJ will finally own her own horse. Through DJ's experiences, and how she feels about everything going on around her, you can help and apply it to your life. I would have to see DJ as a heroine after reading this book for accepting change is something really hard for some people to accept. Me included. But let's face it, nothing goes on forever, and though DJ wishes it could be the same, she knows it will never be again. That takes courage. She also proves in this book that she can be responsible for Major and will do whatever it takes to take the best care of him. If I am ever fortunate to own a horse of my own anytime soon, I could only wish to be as responsible as DJ. She isn't always responsible, but hey, nobody's perfect. And she's so normal that you can't help but think she's the bolder version of you. A book in the series not to be missed.