Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
My name is Judah and I am in the 6th grade. I enjoy playing soccer and baseball. In the winter, I enjoy Nordic and alpine skiing. When it comes to reading, adventure books are my favorite.
Where the Red Fern Grows is story about a boy named Billy and his coon hunting dogs. It takes place in the Ozark Mountains in Oklahoma on an Indian reservation, with his three sisters, his ma and pa, some chickens and a cat. It starts out with Billy’s desire to get two pure bred coon hunting dogs. His family is poor and can’t afford to buy two dogs themselves. However, his families’ lack of money does not stop Billy. He is a boy of great determination and works hard to save enough money to buy his pups.
The dogs become his best friends. He trains them how to hunt and they set off on hunting adventures almost every night. He even enters them in a coon hunting competition. It is amazing how strong the dogs’ relationship is to Billy. The dogs and Billy seem to understand each other and have a great love and loyalty towards one another. This is a very exiting book which includes sleeping in a cave out in the wild, and even coming face to face with a mountain lion! It is a book about great determination and never giving up on your dreams. I recommend this book because it is exciting, fun and makes you want to read more.