This is actually a middle school book, so it is a quick read, and it is so wonderful, especially for horse lovers like me. I got it because the movie is coming out at Christmas, and students will be asking for it. (It is also a Broadway play). It is told by Joey, a horse, about his experiences in World War I. He is brought up by Albert, a young English boy, and sold to the British army for battle in France. He describes the horrors and hardships of the war first hand. It is beautifully done. Highly recommend.