Jason's Gold

Jason's Gold

by Will Hobbs
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Jason's Gold 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book right now and it is great!! Definately recommend this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will Hobbs puts alot of interesting facks about jason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school. I relly liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jason¿s Gold was a great historical fiction with the right mix of real and fictional characters. Though he does take some artistic license with history, he bases it on historical research. I highly recommend reading the Author¿s Note before, during or after reading since he explains his research and how he ties in real historical characters. He does a great job of taking historical facts and working them into his story in a creative way. Jason¿s Gold though dim and dreary at some points while showing the horrors of the Alaskan Gold Rush still has a sense of Hope throughout the book as Jason never gives up on his journey. While Jason faces the reality of the evils of some men, soon or immediately after he encounters a person with redeeming qualities who saves him in some way. It has the right amount of hardship to make it real, mixed with the right amount of hope. There were points when I couldn¿t put the book down if I wanted to. The story pulls you in as you fight with Jason against all the odds that he faces as he heads to Dawson City. Though the odds at some points do seem a little unrealistic, I think that Hobbs does a good job of making Jason¿s story too unbelievable. This book can be a great tool to get your young adult interested in history and learn more about a time in history that isn¿t talked about as much. It does reveal the evils sides of the Klondike, but it in a tactful way. We cannot ignore the evil parts of history, otherwise we don¿t learn. This book helps face the reality of a gold rush. Even though that basis is Jason going to make a quick fortune in Dawson City, by the end you realize that it takes a lot of work and it¿s not as glamorous as it seems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was pretty good. I don't understand why people are recommending it for boys. I recommend it to everybody. The gruesome things aren't that bad. Just some horse corpses & meat, an amputated leg, and a bear attack, etc. Nothing too disgusting or horrifying. I had to read this for school. I read way ahead, because the audio was so slow, I had my head banging against my desk. (Not really. But I wanted to.) The book wasn't my favorite, and I wouldn't read it again. But maybe that's just because of the memories of all those essay prompts. *Shudder* But, yeah, it's got adventure and leaves you wanting to read more. It was pretty short to me. I found myself crying when a special character died, though, so be warned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book (will) recomend it
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*Kayla kicked Jason in the gut, turning on her heel, storming out.*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi he barks back licking his paw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jase are u the one ik?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school, and at first it seemed boring, but then got extrrmely good. But, be warned! It gets gruesome, and pretty sad ( i cried when king died, which is unusual for me. Over all, its a very captivating, adventorous historical fiction book for 10-12 year old boys.
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This book tells about a boy named Jason who believes he can do anything he wants to. After he gets to Seattle from New York, he finds out his brothers went to find gold in the Klondike. He sets off on a journey to find them. He saves a dog named King and goes up the Golden Stairs. He gets a canoe, and canoes through rivers and lakes. He survives rapids and canoes the Yukon. He stumbles on a cabin and winters there. While there he meets someone named Charlie and helps him solve his problem. While there he goes bear hunting with King. Three bears attack and terrible things happen over the hunt. Jason and Charlie canoe to Dawson where Jason's brothers should be. Will he find them? Will Hobbs tells a great story of adventure, action, and survival. This book is a great example of life in the Klondike gold rush. I strongly recommend this book to people, especially boys, who like adventure and action. I do not recommend it to girly girls. by Brett
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Jason a 16 year old boy wanted to go on a great adventure. He wanted to go to the Klondike in Alaska. On his way to ask his brothers for money he finds out that they had already left. He had a rough journey just getting to Alaska, but that is where the real challenge begins. Steadily moving forward he makes many friends. He ended up receiving a whole pack of things. The problem is that he wants to get to the Klondike before the river freezes up so he can stake some land. One thing I did not like is that the book does not tell much about the train ride that he had to take. I liked how the book ended in a good way instead of just dropping off. The book also introduced the other characters very well. This book did a wonderful job of adding up the suspense until something big happens. This is the first book of the series so this is the book that you will want to read. There is a second book in the series and that book is called Down the Yukon. I think that boys around the ages 11-14 would like this book. This book is very similar to the Gary Paulson books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about and teenager that lives with his two brothers because his mother and father died. Jason has to work for a newspaper company passing out newspapers to make little money to spend on food and cloths. One day as he was passing out the papers he found a title that said gold rush in Alaska. So Jason found out how much it would cost and found the money his parents left for him and he went to Alaska. Once he got into Alaska he had to get a canoe and travel by him self to get to Klondike. So Jason traveled threw many rivers and lakes to get to Klondike. On the way before he gets to the Yukon he sees a moose that is wounded and then the moose attacks him. Then after he goes through the Yukon he arrives at Klondike. After looking for gold with his brothers they give up and all three of them start and run a saw mill. I like even thought he didn¿t find any gold he still made money by working with his brother, I also liked how he had to travel by himself. This book is the first one in the Jason series. I would recommend this book to anybody that like adventure and outdoors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named Jason who finds out about gold in Alaska and goes there all by himself from New York. Jason has a rough time along the way, but meets many new friends on his journey. What I didn¿t like about this book is that it never really picked up until about half way through the story, and then it got interesting. I did like the book¿s storyline though, about surviving in the wilderness and being able to make it on your own. This book is a part of a series, but you can read it without any of the other books, because it is the first book of its storyline. This book doesn¿t really remind me of any television shows or movies, except for maybe some of the old western movies. This book is sort of similar to Gary Paulsen¿s books, such as all of the Brian books and also the Mr. Tucket series of books. This book is adventurous and can be far fetched, because some of the things this fifteen year old kid did would be unimaginable to any grown man¿s abilities. Overall though, this is a pretty good and interesting book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jason Hawthorn was selling papers in New York which read that there was gold in Alaska. Jason was officially from Seattle but he ran away from his home and he was traveling across the country. All Jason knew was that he had to get to Alaska to get some gold. What he didn¿t know was the crucial conditions he was about to get himself into. The book started off at a slow pace. I had to read into the book a couple of chapters to get to the point where it really started to take off. I could also relate to the book a little. I have been to many different states like Jason. Also, in the book, Jason had to shoot animals for food. Every year my dad, two brothers, and I go hunt deer and rabbits. In the book, Jason killed three black bears. My dad has killed a black bear too. Jason¿s Gold is part of a series. I think you would have to read Jason¿s Gold before the other books in the series. You definitely want to because it is such a good book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Also, anyone who really likes adventure books would like Jason¿s Gold. If you enjoy reading books by Will Hobbs like Jason¿s Gold, you would probably like to read books by Gary Paulsen. Gary Paulsen writes adventure books like Will Hobbs does. All I can say is that anyone who likes adventure books should read Jason¿s Gold.
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This is about a boy named Jason Hawthorn trying to get all the way to Dawson City, Canada, for the gold rush. He is trying to get there all the way from New York City. To get the money he needs to get there he heads to his brothers house to get the five hundred dollars he inherited from his father when he past away. But his brothers have decided to go to Dawson City themselves and they took all of his money. Now he has to get to Dawson City with only twelve dollars. He has to fight bears, moose¿s, and even gangsters so that he can get to Dawson city for his share in the gold. There are several things that I liked and several things that I didn¿t like about the book. One thing I didn¿t like about it is that at the beginning of the book it was confusing. I didn¿t quite get it until I reached the second chapter and that¿s when I finally got what the book was about. Another thing I didn¿t like is that I didn¿t like is that it used all these big words. Most of them I didn¿t quite get, so I had to use a dictionary to hook up some of the words. There were still some things I did like about the book. One of those things was that it really had my interest. It kept me guessing of what was going to happen next and when it happened, I would have never of guessed that. Someone that would like this book would most likely love to read adventure books, and they would also like to read books that keep you guessing of what is going to happen next. Someone who also likes the outdoors and likes to read about ways to survive out in the wild would like this book. This is a very good book and I think you should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is about a boy named Jason Hawthorn trying to get all the way to Dawson City, Canada, for the gold rush. He is trying to get there all the way from New York City. To get the money he needs to get there he heads to his brothers house to get the five hundred dollars he inherited from his father when he past away. But his brothers have decided to go to Dawson City themselves and they took all of his money. Now he has to get to Dawson City with only twelve dollars. He has to fight bears, moose¿s, and even gangsters so that he can get to Dawson city for his share in the gold. There are several things that I liked and several things that I didn¿t like about the book. One thing I didn¿t like about it is that at the beginning of the book it was confusing. I didn¿t quite get it until I reached the second chapter and that¿s when I finally got what the book was about. Another thing I didn¿t like is that I didn¿t like is that it used all these big words. Most of them I didn¿t quite get, so I had to use a dictionary to hook up some of the words. There were still some things I did like about the book. One of those things was that it really had my interest. It kept me guessing of what was going to happen next and when it happened, I would have never of guessed that. Someone that would like this book would most likely love to read adventure books, and they would also like to read books that keep you guessing of what is going to happen next. Someone who also likes the outdoors and likes to read about ways to survive out in the wild would like this book. This is a very good book and I think you should read it.