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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    In the story Rascal a 13 year old boy named Sterling, his d

    In the story Rascal a 13 year old boy named Sterling, his dog Wowser, and his friend all find a nest of raccoons in the woods. Sterling decides to keep one of the kits and name it Rascal. This is a very intelligent raccoon that Sterling will have many adventures with in the future.
    Before Rascal could drink from a bowl, Sterling fed him milk through a straw. Rascal soon begins to sleep in Sterling’s bed every night. A few weeks later Sterling’s older sister Theo visits. She isn’t very fond of Rascal or the fact that he sleeps in Sterling’s bed at night, in the same room as her. While she is there, Rascal and Sterling’s pet crow, Poe fight over Theo’s engagement ring. Sterling soon finds the ring in Poe the Crow’s nest and returns it to his sister.
    In the end, Sterling begins to feel bad about keeping a full grown wild animal like Rascal in his home instead of the woods. Later, Sterling reluctantly gets in his canoe with Rascal and heads downstream. He takes Rascal into the woods and from the bushes a female raccoon is calling for Rascal. Sterling and Rascal said their good-byes before Rascal retreated into the woods with the female raccoon to never be seen again.
    When I read the book Rascal I was disappointed. In my opinion, it was very boring. The beginning wasn’t that bad, but after Sterling gets his raccoon home, nothing else really happens. Sadly, I did not enjoy the read as much as I thought I would. It wasn’t very interesting and in all honesty, I would not recommend this book to anyone. Some people may enjoy it, but others won’t. Nothing exciting really happened and that was a problem for me while reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2005

    a great way to sleep with your eyes open

    Rascal is about a boy named Sterling who finds a racoon in the woods and then... Absolutely nothing at all happens! Sterling spends time with Rascal but they do nothing exciting! At all! The story is the life of a random boy who finds a racoon. Why would anyone CARE! There is almost no dialogue which makes it even MORE boring! I wouldn't read this if it were the last book on EARTH! This shouldn't be reccommended to anyone, young or old. Rascal is boring, not relaxing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2001


    This book boring..I shouldn't even have gave it the star I did it ranks poorly in my taste and along with my childrns.My children each read it and lmost fell asleep this is true!

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