Kid reviews for Where the Red Fern Grows

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age 9+

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Parents say

age 10+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 81 reviews

age 9+

This title has:

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Too much violence
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age 10+

A Boy and His Dogs

Overall this was a good book. It’s a simple but deep book about a boy and his dogs. The few bits of violence aren’t super graphic. A lot of people say that it was a very emotional book, but I didn’t quite see it.
age 11+

Amazing book for action and drama lovers

Where the Red Fern goes was a great book. It had many amazing and sad parts. If you like adventure but also emotional books than this would be perfect for you. I liked how the dogs were so different yet when they weren’t together, they wouldn’t do anything. The dogs were very close with each other and with Billy. My favorite part was when little ann won a beauty contest. Billy used what he had to make her look good. In my opinion this part fave lots of detail and it was a good addition to the hunt that was going to happen. I recommend this book to all people who are in need of a good book thats adventurous, with very few limitations, and if you like emotional books with sadness, but also happiness

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age 11+

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I definitely think it’s a good book but it ended to quickly I think they should have made the book a little bit longer but other then that I love it and I think it’s so good, I’ve read it 3 times now and I wrote a essay about it for my school novel project because we got to pick our books I would recommend it to everyone if you like books like this
age 12+

One of my favorites

I think the book is a great read. I read it last year. I don't think it should be rated 9+ though. There are some disturbing scenes: A boy falls on an axe and is impaled through the stomach. Animals are hunted and trapped. As well as graphic descriptions of wounds on animals. It probably depends if your child can handle these things. But it would defiantly be a bit much for a 9 year old.

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Too much violence
age 15+

Terrible!

I am 10 and I am required to read this for school. I don't see how this book could be 9+. It includes descriptive detail of a boy falling on an axe and dieing. SPOILER ALERT: The dogs die in the end and it is insanely sad. Also, if your 9 year old has a pet, make sure to give them many tissues since I am 99% sure that they will worry so much about there pet. Not to mention if they have 2 pets. EXTREME SPOILER ALERT: One of the dogs die from getting hurt by a mountain lion and the other one dies after because she doesn't have the will to live without the other dog. Like me, kids might me really sad if the have 2 pets and one is older than the other and they might me worried that one is gonna die and the other is gonna die to.
age 7+

One of my favorite books.

I read this book in 2nd grade, after my teacher recommended it to me. It was an emotional roller coaster, and one of the best books I've ever read. There is violence, so if your kid gets scared easily or can't handle violence, they shouldn't read it. One person dies from an ax wound, and 2 dogs die.

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Too much violence
age 10+

I like it but it’s a little graphic

*spoiler warning* ~ It’s good but some parts are graphic and sad. A boy falls on an axe and dies, and he says in a very low voice to Billy, “Take it out of me...” that part kind of scared me, but it wasn’t incredibly scary, just sad. A dog dies, and the other one dies of loneliness... that was the really sad part.

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Too much violence
age 10+

Where the Red Fern Grows

Best book I have ever read! It brought out all emotions in me that I didn't know could come from a book. I recommend that every parent makes sure that their child reads this book.

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age 9+

Amazing yet so so so so so SAD

I cry every single time. Truly an amazing book.

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Great messages
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking