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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

I feel very biased about this book. It is definitely very well written. I also liked the boy's spirit and his great will. But I just cannot approve of a book that encourages children to hunt and to hunt in a big way. Billy doesn't just occasionally hunt but is absolutely obsessed with it. He even cuts down a gigantic tree just to be able to kill a racoon. And the worst part is when a child is killed during a hunt. This is utter madness! I'd definitely not recommend this book to any child.