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!!> Reading ➵ The Beet Fields ➭ Author Gary Paulsen – Viagraonl1ne.us

The Beet Fields For A 16 Year Old Boy Out In The World Alone For The First Time, Every Day S An Education In The Hard Work And Boredom Of Migrant Labor Every Day Teaches Him Something About Friendship, Or Hunger, Or Profanity, Or Lust Always Lust He Learns How A Poker Game, Or Hitching A Ride, Can Turn Deadly He Discovers The Secret Sadness And Generosity To Be Found On A Lonely Farm In The Middle Of Nowhere Then He Joins Up With A Carnival And Becomes A Grunt, Running A Ride And Shilling For The Geek Show He S Living The Hard Carny Life And Beginning To See The World Through Carny Eyes He S Tough Cynical By The End Of The Summer He S Pretty Sure He Knows It All Until He Meets Ruby From The Hardcover Edition.

!!> Reading ➵ The Beet Fields  ➭ Author Gary Paulsen – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • The Beet Fields
  • Gary Paulsen
  • English
  • 12 May 2018
  • 0375873058

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➵ The Beet Fields ➭ Author Gary Paulsen – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    This book by the author of Hatchet will probably appeal to slightly older boys but NOT to their parents This book is grittier and tells of a young man s coming of age but involves that taboo subject, sex It also involves working as a migrant laborer, being cheated by white farmers but being aided his fellow laborers, being robbed by a crooked policeman, being sheltered by an old woman who s lost a son and even, for a time, working as a carny At just 160 pages, this book is a fast read and wil This book by the author of Hatchet will probably appeal to slightly older boys but NOT to their parents This book is grittier and tells of a young man s coming of age but involves that taboo subject, sex It also involves working as a migrant laborer, being ch...


  2. says:

    The end is totally inappropriate It wrecked the book for me


  3. says:

    I ll say this upfront as a service to Gary Paulsen fans who don t know The Beet Fields Memories of a Sixteenth Summer is the same basic story as Tiltawhirl John, a novel by Paulsen published in 1977 Without mentioning Tiltawhirl John by name, Paulsen acknowledges in the Author s Note to The Beet Fields that portions of the narrative appeared decades earlier in afictionalized form, but years of honing his craft had given him...


  4. says:

    My first Gary Paulsen, chosen for taking place in my current home of North Dakota A nice, quick read with artful and easy rhythmic language Felt like a book old white guys would be intensely nostalgic about Enjoyable though.


  5. says:

    Good, butGreat read with a very abrupt ending I expectedand do not like being dropped like a hot potato Poor way to end a story.


  6. says:

    This novel follows the story of the boy as he works during his first summer on his own He runs away from home when he is 16 and finds a job thinning beats He learns a lot from the migrant workers that he works with as they take care of eachother and he finds a family of sorts As a group they move from farm to farm until he finally leaves them for a tractor job After working on this farm for a while he is taken in by the local police for being a runaway After stealing all of his money the de This novel follows the story of the boy as he works during his first summer on his own He runs away from home when he is 16 and finds a job thinning beats He learns a lot from the migrant workers that he works with as they take care of eachother and he finds a family of sorts As a group they move from farm to farm until he finally leaves them for a tractor job After working on this farm for a while he is taken in by the local police for being a runaway After stealing all of his money the deputy leaves him alone to discover that the jail isn t locked The boy escapes the law and finds his way to an old run down farm where a lonely mother living in the past dwells When they go to the local carnival the boy stays and becomes a carny He soon adopts their hard carny ways until he meets Ruby the wife of his empl...


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here GARY PAULSEN CATEGORYThe authenticity of Paulsen s story which he has admitted to be at least in part auto biographical makes it endearing and compensates somewhat for its simplistic nature The Beet Fields is a story about a 16 year old boy who has run away from home Unfortunately, the nobility of some of the characters and even the protagonist is mitigated somewhat by the novel s obsession with sex The take home message of the book seems to be that just when you t...


  8. says:

    The book the beet fields is about a younger gary paulsen, when he was in high school and he talks about how his family was rough with him and how he ran away and had to hide from cops He jumped from job to job when where he would hitchhike all over the country just looking for work Then he gets a job harvesting beets where he learns what true hard work is, he works with Mexicans and can not keep up with them at all, they work harder and faster than him right in the beginning and his hands hurt The book the beet fields is about a younger gary paulsen, when he was in high school and he talks about how his family was rough with him and how he ran away and had to hide from cops He jumped from...


  9. says:

    Narrated by a nameless 16 year old boy who runs away from home when his alcoholic mother tries to molest him He ends up thinning beets on a farm, the first of several jobs he holds in the story Towards the end of the book the book changes from farm work to being about carnies, kind of an abrupt switch I m not sure how much of the book was autobiographical I read this solely because I needed a book set in North Dakota and didn t want to read anything too long It ...


  10. says:

    Beautifully written, lyrical book with a lot of quiet passion and desperation What I loved most about this book was what wasn t revealed All the holes in the narrative and the character were deliberately left unfilled in a way that not only allo...

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