Pony by R.J. Palacio: “Pony” is a deeply moving story from the celebrated author of “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio. This novel transports readers to the American frontier, where a young boy named Silas embarks on a courageous journey to rescue his father, accompanied only by a ghost and a mysterious pony. Palacio weaves a gripping tale of adventure, friendship, and the unseen bonds that connect us. Set against a historical backdrop, “Pony” explores themes of loyalty, bravery, and the enduring power of love. It’s a beautifully written, poignant narrative that captivates and inspires, offering a profound exploration of the human spirit and the courage within.