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Where the Red Fern Grows
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The book Where the Red Fern Grows is a great story about
a boy named Billy and his two dogs. The book is written by
Wilson Rawls. He did an outstanding job in describing some
of Billy\'s thoughts and feelings. Mr. Rawls has really outdone
himself this time. If it isn\'t obvious, I really liked this book. I
really liked the part when Billy got his two dogs, Little Ann
and Old Dan. He saved all of his money for those dogs. He
had big plans of the three of them being a hunting team. This
goes to show that dreams can and do come true if the
dreamer works hard enough for it. I like how Mr. Rawls
described Billy\'s exuberance and the cute little puppies\'
sense of innocence. Another one of the many good parts in
the book Where the Red Fern Grows is the death of Old
Dan and then Little Ann. Billy had worked so hard to get
those dogs and he had grown so attached to them both
through their many adventures, topped off by the mountain
lion incident. This part in the book is by far the saddest and
almost brought a tear to my eye. By far the most touching
part of the book and my personal favorite part is when Billy
goes to say good-bye to his buried dogs and he sees the red
fern. He then remembers the old Indian legend about where
the red fern grows, hence the name of the book. Mr. Rawls
did a great thing when he made the ending a happy one. This
is a terrific book that is very happy and sad at the same time.
It\'s a literary masterpiece. While reading the book I felt what
Billy was feeling. It was written so good that I could just put
myself in Billy\'s place. Once again, this is a great book.
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