Sunday, January 22, 2012
Book Read: Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy is one of those books you can read in a super short amount of time. I finished it in about an hour. "Lawn Boy" is a boy who receives his grandfather's old ride-on lawn mower as a gift on his twelfth birthday. He uses it to start a lawn service company that expands beyond his wildest belief. With the help of a stock broker neighbor, Lawn Boy invests his money, adds employees, and even invests in a prizefighter.
Kind of a crazy story, but it somehow works. I can see many of Paulsen's fans enjoying this one, especially because of its length and fast-paced action. I rate it a C+ mainly because I have too many questions about the actions of the adults in this story.