by Jeanette Ingold
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in 6th and i luv it!
LCL More than 1 year ago
Hitch is a great book. The book takes place in the Great Depression. Moss Trawnley lives with him mom and brohers and sisters.He is the main money maker for his family. His father is off doing work who is supposed to send back money but he is not. Moss has a mechanic job at an airport but gets laid off. So he decides to go and ride the rails to find his dad. He finds his dad who wanders around all the time and drinks. So Moss decides to join the CCC to send money to his mom. He joins the CCC and becomes a junior leader. He helps build a camp were new CCC'ers come and help rebuild the land. He is in charge of a certain barrack and in the CCC he learn to be a man, take orders and give orders. They are in charge of rebuilding the dust bowl they are in to a wonderful ground were people can faerm. This is a great book about a young boy becomeing a man and taking charge of his life. This book is a must read for young men.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Moss Trawnley, boy about to graduate, is uncertain what he wants to do in his life. He lives on his own Missouri during the Great Depression. His father left his family and went to Arizona for work. His mom and the rest of his family stayed back home because they couldn¿t travel with the small children. Well, Moss got a letter from his mom saying that she wants him to find his dad because she is worried about him and thinks he might be dead. Now Moss will have to travel all over America to find his father since when he got to Arizona he had quit his job and didn¿t know where he was. Moss encounters different obstacles that will show if he can truly become a man. What I really liked about this book was that it showed what it was like during the Great Depression and how hard it was to make a living. I also like how it described each area Moss traveled to. What I didn¿t like about Hitch was that it got confusing at times when Moss had to sign up with the CCC, which was an organization that would send money to your family from your paycheck. Overall I thought it was a good book. This book isn¿t part of a series. It reminds me a lot of the movie Vision Quest. I don¿t know why but it just does. A person that likes adventure and historical fiction books I would highly recommend this book to. It is almost like a social studies book telling you what it was like during the Great Depression. This is a good book so I suggest reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Puts you in Montana in the 1933's.....you really get a feeling what it was like to be poor, uneducated - but smart! Hardworking kids that wanted more for themselves and wanted to make a difference in the world. I am planning on writing a unit for this novel and using it with my 9th grade reading students (they learn about Roosevelt's New Deal in their History class.) Characters are very likeable....quick read!