Friday, October 1, 2010

Woods Runner, by Gary Paulsen

13 year old Samuel is a wilderness expert who provides meat for his entire settlement in colonial Pennsylvania. He returns home one day to find all the cabins burned to the ground and everyone slaughtered or missing (his parents are among the missing). He sets off for New York City to rescue them and along the way is caught up in the war. There is violence in the story, but it is more gripping and emotional than overly graphic. A superb reflection on the harsh nature of war. Highly recommended. 2010
A. Basso

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