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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6 Responses

  • Deb writes:
    October 25th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Seen this book many a time and have not picked it up (I know, ay? Even though it is a Gary Paulsen) I will pick it up next time. Thanks!

  • Rashmi writes:
    May 13th, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Wow! Tempted to read this book.Thanks.

  • Andie S. writes:
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I did read this book i did realy liked it:] now i have to take a report on it if you have read this book PLEASE leave a comment about how you liked it. Thanks! <3 <3 ;]

  • hayunCL writes:
    January 11th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    ive read this before and it wasnt that fun..

  • Emma writes:
    February 25th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Do good on your report Andie S

  • Mateo writes:
    March 26th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I’m reading it so good I recommend it

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