Book Review:

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Erik Beadle
Erik Beadle
Reviewed by Erik Beadle

The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy, is set in a war torn, futuristic American society. This adventure story is about a man and his son traversing a long and dangerous path across a wartorn America.


In their travels across America, the man and his son face many conflicts- internal and external. For example, they encounter many bands of traveling violent nomads. They also have fears that they may starve, freeze, or die due to natural conditions. With only a pistol to defend themselves, they must trust nobody but themselves as they embark on their journey.


I would give The Road the highest rating possible. I personally enjoyed reading this book, and I would recommend it to mature readers who enjoy adventure novels.


Erik Beadle is a graduating senior in the academically gifted program at Hahnville High. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing sports, and hanging out with his friends.

 

He enjoys reading mystery and adventure novels that have climactic twists. 

 

Editor’s note: Book reviews are published weekly in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.




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