This book is an autobiography of a horse named Black Beauty, where he shares the story of a horse's life. As an animal lover myself; heck I even wished to have a horse of my own when I was young, the story is really touching and moving. Although the market of the book is children and young adults, it doesn’t matter so long as you’re an animal lover.
As the synopsis tells us, Beauty learns that not all humans are kind. And this indeed is very true. It is way beyond good luck when these creatures in general find a safe and loving home, where they can trust their masters or parents with their lives. It also angers me whenever I see some videos of an abused animal, rather being killed for no reason on social medias. Humans are the most vile and violent creature ever, and as much as I hate to iterate it, we humans are even more animal than these gentle animals themselves.
I don't know much about horses, but reading Black Beauty, I've came to realize that there's more to them than just horses. In Manila, we still have the carriages or kalesa in Filipino, which goes on around the city. Whenever I see some worn-out horses way back in college and their drivers whipping them, I somewhat felt pity for the horse. I'm sure they are dead tired from a day's work, and knowing the weather here in the Philippines specially during summer, God knows what. But then I wouldn't dare mind their business, giving the benefit of the doubt, I'm sure they do love their horses more than what I'm seeing.
So, I'm giving this book a rate of 4.5; not only it's a good read, but it also teaches us that we must take care of these creatures as we do take cake of ourselves, our own children, or our own family or friends. For they also have life, a feeling that they can't utter in words but just in actions, and much more.
This book is an autobiography of a horse named Black Beauty, where he shares the story of a horse’s life. As an animal lover myself; heck I even wished to have a horse of my own when I was ...