Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


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.img_1790

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. Bookworm

Lexi, The Reading Rockstar

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. carsten Reinbach says:

    hihihihihihihihihihihig i like this book

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  2. elaineo74 says:

    Lexi, I loved this review. I read this book when I was a young girl and I still remember it and how sad the ending is. I have not seen the movie because I know it will make me cry. I look forward to all your reviews. Keep on reading:)

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  3. Jill says:

    I read Where the Red Fern Grows when I was a young high school teacher many years ago. I was teaching a class of freshmen who struggled with school, especially with reading. I taught this book and read it along with them. Some of the students had already read the novel, but everyone of them read it gladly. I remember watching them read it during silent reading in class, and I was pleased to see even the weakest reader reading away in rapt attention. I, too, cried when I got to the end, but let’s face it: when you begin reading a book about animals, you know you are in for sadness. See The Red Pony and Old Yeller. Tear-jerkers, all. It’s for that reason that I won’t watch the movie. I couldn’t bear it! (No pun intended.)

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