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You may have read my short description of Where the Red Fern Grows in our Ultimate Summer Reading List (if you haven’t, I highly recommend checking it out). Today, I am going to dive into this book a little more.
I must warn you, do not read this book if you don’t want to cry. It is a truly touching story. If you want to read a tearjerker, continue on.
What does a dog-crazy boy do when he can’t get the dog he wants? In the case of a young boy named Billy, he works for two years to save enough money for his dogs. They aren't just any dogs, though - they're two of the finest hunting hounds there are. He finally saves the money to get his dogs.
Billy wants his dogs so bad that he cannot wait. He orders his dogs from a catalog, but has to wait to be able to go to town and pick them up. He can’t wait. When Billy sets out for the town on his own, will he find his dogs, and what will happen then?