"In the satisfying ending, as Nickel becomes part of a loving family and comes to understand himself a little better, readers won't fail to be moved. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Just as Nickel, his aunt Starla, and her husband, Joe, turn into the farm road that leads to Joe's parents' house, the boy is astonished to see a magnificent black horse dash in front of their car, narrowly avoiding being hit.
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