Where the Red Fern Grows – Read It and Rate It

Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I liked this book because it is very heart warming. And it shows how friendship and love are very strong. The plot for the story is basically about a young boy named Billy (main character) who is trying to get two coonhound dogs, but his family is too poor to buy him some. So for two years Billy raises money to buy the dogs on his own. He names his dogs Little Ann and Old Dan. Billy and his dogs go through situations together that they may like or not like. Some characters that help Billy out in the story are Mama, Papa, Grampa, and Billy’s sisters.

Review #2
* * * Stars (Pretty Good)
Billy wishes that he could get some hounds one day. He saves enough money and buys 2 hounds. They hunt coons.

I didn’t care for the book. There wasn’t that much entertainment. The only thing I really liked was that the end of the book was unexpected.

Review #3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
A boy named Billy wants a dog, so he gets 2 and goes hunting. They live in the country. It was a sad book.

I liked it because it has lots of adventure and a kick of sadness in it.

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Billy Coleman really desires something. He wants a dog. And not only one dog, he wants two. Plus, he wants two hunting hounds. He drives his parents crazy, he loses weight, and he hardly gets any sleep. So one day, Billy takes things into his own hands. For two years he saves up for two of his own hunting hounds. Enter Big Dan and Little Ann, the two dogs who will become Billy’s inseparable friends. This book takes you through all of Billy’s adventures with his dogs. As Billy hunts raccoons with his dogs and accepts wild schemes from his grandfather, he learns what true love and sacrifice are. Definitely a classic must-read with a heart-wrenching ending.

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