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This was a great book but if I had to rate it I would probably give it three stars. Some language in the book is hard to comprehend. It does, however, present a great point of view. Life through the eyes of a child is very unique. I won't delve too deep into it, but all I can say is that It is a great book and honestly deserves the rave review many a pinner have given it.
"My pa used to say, 'Anybody can break down. It takes a man not to." If you find yourself thinking times are hard, spend some time reading The Grapes of Wrath. The book had a new meaning to me as an adult than when it was read during high school.
Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck. "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised."