I have been ordering these books to have them shipped to my niece who lives cross country from me. These have been a great tool in keeping me and her connected across the distance. She is almost 13 and LOVES these books. I have tried for years and years to get her interested in reading and it looks as if we have finally found a series she LOVES to read. I would highly recommend these books to any preteen aged girl that LOVES horses as much as my niece does. The shipping has been nothing but smooth and the books have been great!