Where the Red Fern Grows
By Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows is an incredibly sad book and movie. All of the people I know who have read the book or watched the movie have cried. I have read the book and watched the movie, and I think they are both really sad and amazing.
Where the Red Fern Grows (the book) starts out with the main character, Billy, wanting a hound, but his family is really poor so he can’t get it. He finds an ad for two hounds and saves up to get them. Read the book to find out what happens.
The movie starts out the same way as the book, but seeing it happen makes you feel like this is a true story. They are your hounds. The end just makes you want to cry.
My personal favorite character has to be Little Ann and Old Dan. My mom’s favorite character is Grandpa because he reminds her of when she went coon hunting with her grandpa. Little Ann and Old Dan are Billy’s hounds. Grandpa is of course Billy’s grandpa.
Where the Red Fern Grows is a fourth-fifth grade book level, but it would be great for adults to.
I give this book 4 out of 5 bookworms.
Lexi, The Reading Rockstar
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