Friday, November 13, 2020

Review of Barn Burner by Patricia Willis

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, History
Intriguing Connections = Stories Worthy of Children

Elaborate Description

Wrong place and wrong time caused Ross be seen as a barn burner. Ross did not burn the barn but is seen at the crime. Due to a family argument, Ross was on the move and spent a night at a barn which altered his decisions. Unable to leave the county for fear of being caught, he fortunately helps a family move who lets him stay a few nights. Until the real barn burner is caught, Ross has to hide.

The morale of the story is not as simple as telling the truth is better than lying. Knowing who to trust with information is key to being understood. Throughout the journey of hiding, Ross meets people who help him understand what it means to be a family.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0439305284
Pages to read:   196
Publication:     2002
1st Edition:      2000
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          2
Overall           3