Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

June 16th, 2016 by

lawn-boy-gary-paulsen-book-reviewSubmitted by Jameson, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a boy who mows lawns and makes a lot of money and does some funny things with that money like buying a house on a lake and he’s only 14 years onl

Lawn Boy: Book Review

October 20th, 2011 by

lawn-boy-gary-paulsen-book-reviewIt all starts with an old lawn mower.

In Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen, the narrator’s grandmother gives him an old lawn mower for no apparent reason — and before long, he’s having a summer of epic proportions!

One lawn mowing job turns into two, turns into a few more, turns into a big business, turns into big money… And although the narrator is kind of surprised and confused as it all happens, I was totally delighted at each new development. I even laughed out loud while reading Lawn Boy on the subway — causing strangers to give me funny looks. But I didn’t care because I was having too good a time reading the book!

Lawn Boy is a great read when you’re in the mood for something quick and funny — it’s short and goes at a fast pace (probably even faster than that old lawn mower!). So give it a try, and then leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!

— Karen

Karen always took summer classes or attended day camp when she was growing up, so she never did jobs around the neighborhood. Too bad. She could have made a killing in baked goods and lemonade!

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