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I M Reading A Lot Of Gary Paulsen Books And m reading a lot of Gary Paulsen books and one is right at the top as far as I m concerned John is definitely my favorite character John has been through so much considering both his 15th Affair parents died in alane crash and now his grandfathers cancer crisis The fact that him and his grandfather went hunting every year together and John had to do it by himself this time is crazy I give this a rate of "4 STARS GOOD BEGINNING AND MIDDLE "stars Good beginning and middle ending was not so good It was a retty short book only 100 ages long But it was good while I was reading I could tell the Theme And traits of the characters But over all it was a good book Tracker is a great book for eople that like an outdoors setting book A boy named John in this book goes out hunting for the first time on his own and tries to get meat for his grandparents He sets out on a adventure of a lifetime and finds a special deer that drives him to get the deer It would be a great read for a small book for class or if you are bored on the weekend I recommend this book to everyone This book is a very easy read there are no big words and it is an easy book to follow and understand It would make a great book for kids or even teens If you could get your hands on this book do it soon because it is a great read for this weekend I thought that Tracker was a good book to read because it taught me that death is a scary thing to have happen in your life Especially if it is a family member or close friend that is about to or already died It also taught me that if you are strong enough you can keep on doing what you have been doing your whole life so far PLOT Tracker is about a thirteen year old boy John Borne who lives with his grandparents His grandpa is about to die from cancer but he does not seem like he is dying Everyday John goes out and does chores and his grandpa comes out later when he finishes his coffee Then deer season comes around and John decides to do the morning chores then hit the woods after when his grandpa comes out John knows a few different ways to hunt for deer He tries to sit and wait for a deer and after that he walks through the woods to track down a deer John finally tracked a deer down and it turned out to be a doe the doe saw him and ran away so he had to track it down again Once he tracked the deer down again he trips on a root of a tree and the doe stands up and stares at him ready to die but he can not ull the trigger The deer is standing there waiting on John to shoot but then John sneezed and the deer ran off again and John decides to track it again CHARACTERIZATION John is a farm boy who lives on his grandparent s farm Clay Borne John s grandpa has ruddy cheeks a head of white hair clear eyes and steady hands They are both main characters John s grandma is not talked about a whole lot so she is not a main characterSETTING Tracker has no specific town city or state but takes The Siren S Dance place on a farm and in the woods Tracker also has no specific timeeriod but it is Prooi probably during the 1950 s because on the farm there were tractors but not very big onesThemeThe author s message I think was death is scary to give or take in your life You can still live your life to the fullest after a family member or close friend dies I would recommend Tracker to seventh grade and above because some of the events that takelace in the book are mature Both males and females would enjoy this book even though its about farming and hunting Poignant charming sad and contemplativeIt reminded me strongly of my Grandfather life on the dairy farm growing up how the little things are so important and the farming life in general that we have sadly lostThis is a Middle Teen novella Like several other books from Gary Paulsen s early career Tracker traces an adolescent s journey to understand his modern life better by getting to know nature in an intimate way The spiritual connections may not be obvious to all but the character und. For John Borne's family hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness It's a matter of survival Every fall John and his grandfather go off into the. ,
Erstands the lesson and it s clear that the rocess does good for his soul Thirteen year old John Borne an orphan who has lived with his grandfather Clay and grandmother since age four is usually excited when deer hunting season arrives Learning to stalk and shoot a deer in the wild was a rite of assage John takes ride in having learned from his grandfather but this year the old man won t be accompanying him Clay Borne s cancer has taken a terminal turn and he s sending John to hunt alone The boy needs to know how for when his grandfather is gone John
yearns to spend one final deer season with Clay to ignoreto spend one final deer season with Clay to ignore fact that his grandfather is dying but he knows better than to uestion Clay The old man is counting on John to return with deer meat and the young teen won t let him down In almost religious fashion John follows the trail of a strong doe gun X Men Colossus God S Country poised for the kill shot Yet when he traps her he can tull the trigger He wants from the doe than meat something no animal can give a reversal of the reality that John s grandfather a good wise self sufficient man is doomed John is in no hurry to end the hunt and doesn t Siege Battleworld plan on firing his gun Will tracking this deer in the ancient way grant Johneace about his grandfather What lessons does nature have to teach him out in the lonesome wilderness during a bitterly cold Minnesota winter The best joy and beauty are the kinds that are unplanned and the same is true of ainting or oetry Don t chew at it too much It s beautiful and it makes you remember a beautiful art of your life and that s enough Clay Tracker P 26 Gary Paulsen s spiritual novels sometimes work and sometimes don t When they don t it s not because the mood isn t right or the language isn t lovely but because the connection between the story and the reader is vague That s the case in Tracker I d rate it one and a half stars I nearly rounded down but the story s emotion won t let me If you like the author s Canyons or The Night the White Deer Died give this book a try though I think those two are better Gary Paulsen s writing is always enjoyable The book Tracker was written by Gary Paulsen It s about a boy that goes on his own hunting trip to find food for his grandparents and finds a uniue connection with a doe In his head and heart he feels as if he needs to let the doe live for his grandfather When he comes home from the trip he finds his grandfather dead and he realizes that the connection between him and the doe did not mean anything at all and he becomes very upset because
of his grandfather s death He then tries to h Do you like to read horrible boringhis grandfather s death He then tries to h Do you like to read horrible boring The book Tracker is about a kid named John Borne His dad gets sick so he has to go hunting by himself this season I did not like this book because there is no action or feeling I can not relate to the character so I really do not like that The last reason why I do not like this book is because it transfers from being funny to really serious I recommend that you do not read this book Well this was a waste of my timeFirst of all Paulsen is trying so darn hard to be oetic that it loses any retty wording it might have had He s straining so much to sound deep and meaningful that it s just stupid and I come away from it impatient and annoyed He uts too much meaning in e v e r y t h i n g because he s trying to be insightful and Uncanny Inhumans Volume 1 Time Crush profoundSecondly he mentions that he knows how to survive in the woods because his grandfather taught him Except that fsr he thinks that he ll freeze to death if he falls asleep in the snow Dude even I know me someone who s lived in the city for the majority of her life even I know that when you fall asleep your core body temperature drops which means that inside of you isn t as warm as it normally is so you adjust to the weather mate Theseeople said that uncontrollable shivering will wake you up before you get too cold Obviously he s not uite as well taught as he bragged Science and health lecture over for nowThird. Woods to shoot the deer that uts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter But this year John's grandfather is dying and John must hunt alone Jo. .
John wastes the whole book tracking a deer He doesn t even shoot it He just follows it until it diesHere s the roblem I have with that disclaimer I ve never hunted I m not even interested in hunting I hate the taste of venison and
are boring and a little bit scary to me I ve never been interested in them Butboring and a little bit scary to me I ve never been interested in them But if re going to go out at three o clock in the morning to bag a deer then for goodness sake bag a deer The worst of it is that he doesn
t shoot the doe why Because when he sees her he s likeshoot the doe why Because when he sees her he s like darn I love this deer No joke he literally falls in love with a deer He feels bad that he has to shoot her but he uts the gun to his shoulderand still doesn t shoot her WHY JUST KILL THE THING But he s like nah fsr the oint is he doesn t want to shoot her he wants to touch her Don t deer carry some kind of disease ik they carry fleas but ok maybe he s just really clean and doesn t worry about that kind of stuff So he gets this crazy dumb idea to follow her so that he can touch her and in doing so will somehow stop his grandfather from dying of cancer This kid is definitely not broke out with brains that is for sureSo instead he runs her into the ground almost literallyThe thing is he s so eaten up about shooting a deer that he doesn t realize he s just killing her a different way He sees the blood on the ground because fsr she s bleeding idk why it never explains but that s what s happening and he s like WOW it s so beautiful in its ugliness ok since when have you thought something dying because of you was beautiful The kid is mentalAnd the thing that mostly bothered me was just how unsorry he was he s so fired up about how bad it is to kill stuff but then once he kills her well it s fine because he killed her in an unusual but still on Geiten purpose way so that makes everything all right somehowHere s the clincher He follows her and is like wow she and I have become one but he misses the fact that his following her is making her scared and she s running away from him He s following her like an idiot thinking oh aiece of me is in her and a Sinister Deaths Murders Of The Sinister Kind Strange Unexplained Mysterious Deaths Unexplained Deaths Of The Sinister Kind Strange Mysterious Wonders Unexplained Phenomenon Book 3 piece of her is in me Can that kidlease see a doctor he s acting so delusionalWell then she falls and doesn t get up again so he drags his sorry butt over to her because by this time he s tired too and touches her Yay for the kid whatever And then he watches as she dies and he s like wow my life is full of The English And Scottish Popular Ballads Vol 1 peace and harmony andotential So then he gets up andGoes homeExcuse me what You re going to make the deer run everywhere until she kills herself or you kill her and you aren t even going to take it home How is this fair And your grandparents are waiting bc you know what genius they count on the deer meat for their food you said so yourself so why don t you drag her home How is this smart Unfortunately he doesn t die from exhaustion though I was rooting for that to happenWhen he reaches the farmhouse the grandparents are like yay you re back and he s like I found a deer and they like where it at and he s like oh I uhI just followed it And I touched it And I found out the secret to happiness and immortalityOK no he doesn t say the thing about the secret but basically he says he touched her and all is right with the world Except that he got this wasting disease from her and basically everyone within two feet is going to die tomorrow Oh wait no not that either CrapNo all he says is and I uote A thing changed A thing changed in hunting in everything and I walked after her but didn t shoot her And I walked for two days and then I touched her Actually two days and a night And when I touched her everything changed everything about the way we are and what s happeningand then the grandfather is like I AM SO PROUD OF YOU GRANDSONNo really that s not a joke He s actually genuinely Orangeroof Zoo A Chronicle For Colorists A Fable Found In The Pages Of A Coloring Book proud of his grandson for running a deer into the ground and then leaving itCould someonelease shoot this kidon the bright side I guess the vultures won t starve because John will Hale Sandwich provide them with foo. Hn tracks a doe for two days but as he closes in on hisrey he realizes he cannot shoot her For John the hunt is no longer about killing but about life.