Pain. Abuse. Struggle.
That basically sums up the past of an ex-racehorse Thoroughbred named Dream of Night – and a twelve-year-old foster girl named Shiloh. Both have somehow gotten to be under the care of Jessalynn DiLima (Jess for short) before the state takes more drastic measures; Shiloh will be sent to a "residential facility", and Night will be sent to a vet – to be euthanized.
Even though this is their last chance, they are very resistant to any type of help. Night despises all humans, and Shiloh tries to make Jess's life hard. Can't they see that her life is already not as easy as it seems? But Jess fosters both animals and children for one reason: she knows what it's like to loose almost everything you love. A beautifully told story of healing and hope, Dream of Night shows the results of abuse, that love is never forced, and a wonderful tale of the bonds between a girl and a horse who truly understand each other. Get it from the Library