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That’s Not Hay in My Hair review

That’s Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner

9780310732440.jpgNew York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat … all by themselves.

Juliette couldn’t help feeling excited, even though she’d have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy it’s hard to believe they’re for real—but it all happened exactly how it’s written.

Get ready for side-splitting laughs, heart-wrenching tears, and surprising life lessons learned down on the farm and shared by fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner.

About Juliette Turner:

Juliette Turner is an honor student, singer, dancer and the National Youth Director for Constituting America. When she isn’t writing or on the speaking circuit, she can be found with her mother, actress and radio talk show host, Janine Turner, on their Texas ranch caring for their herd of twenty-five longhorn cows, six dogs, pony, AB; and cats, Sparkle and Meow.


This was such a fun story for your pre-teen boy or girl. I think your child will find the stuff humorous to say the least. Just when you think Jules and her mom have it all together and nothing more can possibly happen, it does.

The story is about adjustments, making friends, learning something new and letting go. I can honestly say there was parts that brought tears to my eyes both from laughing and from sadness. But the story is good and the characters are realistic.

I love that these stories are based on Juliette’s life. It makes it feel that much more real and you can totally relate to this girl.

The author is a very talented young lady and I look forward to more from her in her hopefully long career in writing.

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