Have you been thinking to yourself that maybe it's been a while since you made your kids cry? Well, if you have, then this is the book for you! :) We just finished reading Where the Red Fern Grows and my kids and I cried our way through the ending.
I don't know if I'm one of the few people who didn't read this book as a kid, but this was my first time reading the book and I LOVED it. My boys and my girls loved it too. It is so great when we find a book that we all like.
The book is about Billy who lives in the Ozark Mountains and wants nothing more than some coon hounds. The dogs are expensive, so he comes up with a plan to earn the money to buy his dogs. It takes him two years to save up enough money.
Most of the book is about the adventures he and his dogs have. It is beautifully written and we were completely hooked the whole time.
Even though I had never read the book I knew what the sad part was at the ending. And even though I knew what was going to happen I still cried through it. All my younger kids cried through the last two chapters too. Even though it is a bit sad it is so beautifully written that I would highly recommend this book. I would like to add that if you have a super sensitive child I would suggest reading together, just in case they need a shoulder to cry on.