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The Yearling

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Great read!

The book I chose to read is The Yearling. The three main reasons I picked this American classic is because I had herd from multiple people that it is a good book and that I should read it, secondly I have seen the movie and wanted to see the differences between the book...
The book I chose to read is The Yearling. The three main reasons I picked this American classic is because I had herd from multiple people that it is a good book and that I should read it, secondly I have seen the movie and wanted to see the differences between the book and the movie and last but certainly not least I had just finished reading Robinson Crusoe which I really enjoyed, so I decided to try and read more classical books. The yearling may be very different from Robinson Crusoe but it is still a very good book. The yearling is very similar to Rascal and Where the Red Fern Grows. All three are written around the same time period and involve a boy and his pet. All of these books are written differently then today's standard and in a way that the authors tries to capture how the people spoke in that era. It makes the text difficult to read and slightly confusing but once you get into it the book it will make more sense and have a better flow. If you don't like books that use improper grammar then don't read this book, but if you can get past that dislike this is a wonderful book worth a read and maybe even a re-read. The yearling is just like a time capsule because it captures almost exactly how life was back in the 1870s. It takes place in the Florida wilderness with the Bears the panthers and all of the other trials that people face there. I had hard time putting this book down it was very rarely slow; there was always some adventure that Jody, (the main character) and his father, Penny, or his fawn, Flag, would explore. You want this book to continue in the way that Jody fantasizes his life will turn out to be with his little fawn but that ending unfortunately never comes. This book may look long but its good so that makes it short, the whole book is great but then you get to the ending and the book dies (in my opinion). It has a very similar ending to Rascal. The book to me just ends wrong he was supposed to go off and live with flag for the rest of the little deer's life but that doesn't happen. Overall the ending just doesn't fit with the rest of the novel. This book is great because it was written to capture, life of people in the Florida wilderness in the 1870s.The Yearling has a meaning that will live on until the end of time, which to me is what makes this book a classic. It captures one thing that every young man or woman has to do and that is to grow up and realize the world isn't just a big playground; it's a rock and a hard place. You just have to do your best to make it through. I think this is a great book that everyone needs to read. I strongly recommend it to anyone who can take a sad and influential ending, if not you probably shouldn't read it. I do not think the book is a good read for younger People. I would say ages thirteen and up. The yearling By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Great

posted by Bret75 on November 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

What?

Seriously! This is only half the book!

posted by I_m_a_m_a_z_i_n_g_ on January 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Its interesting. But I'm only 10.

    Good. Bravo.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Not as eciting

    This book is filled with emotions. If you are looking for a book with adventure it doesnt have as much as you expect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Yearling

    This book the Yearling was an okay book, it could have been better. i think that this book is a little hard to understand for some people becuase of the southern dialect. the first half of the book was very boring and dry and had no 'umphh' but the second half was alot more interesting. it was more details and juicy:P. i thought the baxters were pretty boring people, but i liked the foresters a lot they seemed to have a knack for adventure.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Yearling

    I think this book might be a little hard to read for some people because the southern dialect was so thick. This book is not for people with a strong love for animals because there is a lot of killing, although it is necessary for their food, it is still violent. I don't think I would read it again because it is a very slow book. It is hard to follow because of all the different character's and there different names.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Yearling

    The Yearling was an okay book. The first 150 pages or so was boring and kind of hard to get threw. After that, the book started to get interesting. Its sad that Jody's only friend Fodder-Wing and his only pet, Flag die. This book doesn't really talk about the fawn in the beginning. The book could of been better if the author included that. If you love animals and southern accents, I think you should read it. But if you don't, you will get bored reading it. If I had the choice to read this book again, I probably would not. If I wasn't required to read it for my class, i wouldn't read it either. This book would have been better if there was more female charaters. But overall, this book was alright.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Yearling

    the book,wasn't all the 'great' but it was ok....i liked the movie better. my Non Fiction Poerty teacher MADE me do this:D Hi Mr. Beck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2006

    this is an okay book

    This is an okay story. It is kind of hard to get through, because it is so long. It was boring in places. The end was sad because it was REALLY sad when Flag died. I hate old Slewfoot, the bear in the book. Poor Fodder-Wing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2004

    okay, but not great

    pretty good. i wouldn't read it for fun. I had to read it in class.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2001

    I'm 10 years old and I think it was just okay

    I was surprised by what happened to Flag - we don't want to give away the ending completely (his Dad!)... I had to read it for literature club, but I think it was hard to understand what they were saying in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    loooonnnnnggg descriptions

    The book was somewhat great. However, it was boring. I thought the action was kind of ruined by the long descriptions.(I mean, who cares how the deer wagged its cute little tail. Most everyone would know what a fawn would look like.)If the descriptions were limited a little bit more, i certainly would've enjoyed it more. But overall, it was a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2000

    Okay, but a bit too detailed

    I enjoyed this book somewhat, but it did get a bit boring after a while. I mean, I am not saying that this was a bad book, but it think that Rawlings puts too much description into things. This book was a bit boring at times too. Unless you are really into animals, I don't reccomend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

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