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The Yearling Paperback – April 2, 2002
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That being said, what kept me enthusiastic about reading the book was above all her ability to convey a sense of wonder in a growing boy, to keep the plot moving enough to make me curious about what would happen next, to tell an amazing story while bringing fascinating characters to life, and to vividly convey a very entertaining dialect. I'd love to be able to hang out for an evening and down some moonshine with these folks just to hear them talk. What continued to blow my mind was the fact that this book focused so deeply on a male perspective while being written by a woman--so much so that if this were written by a man it would now probably be censured for being misogynistic. Most of the women in this book come off as nagging, disreputable, or troublesome, and they are always secondary to the men; however, they are all brilliantly portrayed and believable.
I am personally glad that I encountered this book in my late-thirties. It seems like it used to be a staple for younger readers, but there's no way they'd appreciate so much of what is contained in these pages.