Barn Burner by Patricia Willis Online

Barn Burner
Title : Barn Burner
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ISBN : 9780439305280
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208

Fast-paced and stirring, this historical fiction captures the grit of the Depression, as seen through the eyes of a resilient young boy.The words echo in Ross Cooper's head. "Get out of my sight," his mother said; so fourteen-year-old Ross took to the road. But it's 1933 - the Great Depression. Families are pushed to their limits and hope is necessary to survive. And RossFast-paced and stirring, this historical fiction captures the grit of the Depression, as seen through the eyes of a resilient young boy.The words echo in Ross Cooper's head. "Get out of my sight," his mother said; so fourteen-year-old Ross took to the road. But it's 1933 - the Great Depression. Families are pushed to their limits and hope is necessary to survive. And Ross can't muster much hope. After taking shelter in a barn for the night, he awakens to blazing bushels of hay-and is then seen running from the fire. The barn is one of many that have been burned, and now Ross is the prime suspect. Luckily, he finds a haven with a loving family while he searches for the real barn burner. Can he clear his good name in time?


Barn Burner Reviews

  • Kaelan Block

    I was very interested in the way the author, Patricia Willis wrote this thrilling book. This book is about a young boy named Ross who was kicked out of his house by his family. After he left his home things became escalate very quickly. Ross stayed in a barn one night when he woke up to the barn burning. He was seen running from the barn by the owner. So the question is can Ross find out who the real suspect is before its too late? You find out.

  • Miss Amanda

    gr 5-9 196 pgs1933 14 year old Ross is on his own. After his father wrongly accuses him of stealing and his mother tells him to get out, Ross roams the countryside sleeping in barns and doing odd jobs. When the barn he is sleeping in catches fire, Ross is afraid people will think he did it. He decides to stay with the family that's taken him in until the barn burner is caught. Staying with the Warfields reminds him of his own family. As time passes, Ross wonders will he be able to go home some d [...]

  • Susan

    This was a good historical novel about the Great Depression. It was about Ross, a 14-year-old boy, who was kicked out of his house and became a vagrant. He is finally able to find a family who cares for him and treats him with love. He is accused of burning down a barn and knows he has to find the real barn burner.The thing I didn't like about the book was that it seemed to be saying that if you are under a lot of stress, it's okay to beat your children and wife, it's okay to steal money, and it [...]

  • Dotty

    Ross, 14 years old, has run away from home after fighting with his father.  He hopped trains across the country and slept wherever he could, along with many other men who are out of work during the depression. Ross is suspected of arson. We know he was in the barn when the fire broke out. He was found helping save the horses trapped in the burning barn. Ross has escaped and avoided questioning but there have been more barn fires. He is thought to be hiding with the Warfield family who went west [...]

  • Cynthia

    "A family is kind of like a picture puzzle. All the pieces fit together to make something special." After a family disagreement, Ross Cooper leaves home with only a knapsack and the clothes on his back. This story captures the spirit of determination and hope boys like Ross needed to survive during the Great Depression. Ross finds haven with a loving family which helps him make an important decision.

  • Rani

    It began as a gripping story of a young boy, run away from home and finds that he is accused of arson in a farming community. But too soon, he sees Mary and her kids and he goes on to stay with them. Somewhere at that point, the story became more of the social fabric than Ross's journey.

  • Joseph Haggerty

    This was a very good book if you are looking for a survival novel.

  • Tyler Adcock

    This book was awesome i think everyone should read this book if possible!!! this book starts off slow but it gets way better towards the middle i think you would like the book!!!

  • Elisabeth

    absolutely love the book read it three years ago and still making an impression on me