Title Profile & Character Information

The Scorpio Races

Annotation
Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen. As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.

Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2011  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2012  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

Characters
NameKendrick, Sean
GenderMale
OccupationStable hand
TraitIrish

NameConnolly, Puck
GenderFemale
TraitIrish

GenreYoung adult fiction
Fantasy
    --Paranormal
Romance
Animal
TopicsCeltic folklore
Island life
Competition
Horses
Horse racing
Human-animal relationships
Falling in love
Rituals
Tradition
Horse training
Irish culture
SettingIreland
Island