Dear Tern Farley,
I am in the process of reading your series, Phantom Stallion. I believe there are many things to be learned in life. The first is to be learned through Linc Slocum. The way he buys his way through life without a second thought makes me angry. I know of celebrities who buy their way to fame. Even ordinary people think they can buy themselves popularity or friends. In a way, you can buy all these things. You can even buy a fake sense of love. As I read your books I realized there is only one thing money can't buy, which is respect. Respect truly must be earned.
Another lesson your book taught me is about love. Not ordinary love, but a bond stronger than steel and more stubborn than an ox. This is the bond that the main character, Sam, and what was once her horse, the phantom, share. With love this strong there are no obstacles one cannot overcome. Sam's brave heroism and the phantom's special trust makes these stories inspirational.
One of the most important lessons is second chances (or third, or fourth, or fifth) Second chances can save things, like all the unwanted mustangs, especially the blind filly Faith, who got second chances at Blind Faith Sanctuary.
However, what may be the most crutial lesson in life is to not let things knock you down. It they do, jump right back up and don't let it bring you down again. Each time Sam came to a hard part in her life, I worried to death. Perhaps the biggest mountian she ever overcame was when she got a cuncussion and was hospitailized for weeks. I was had to go the hospital once for five or six days with a staph infection in my bone. Although the was no chance of death, I could
have bee paralized or even could have lost my leg. It was terrifying. I was only four years old, but I remember everything very well.It occurs to me that we encounter adversity every day, and the paths we take will be forever engraved into our souls. The Phantom stallion has effected my life, and I hope others have a chance to be changed as well