I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Find (A Short Story) by C. A. Glatkowski
Genres: Coming of Age
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A startling discovery leads to a journey of self-discovery...and trouble for one boy growing up in rural Tennessee in 1909. A stirring coming-of-age story.
In the Find, Joel is a young man living on a farm. After a prank on his sister, his father punishes him for the summer by having him dig out manure. Eventually his father discovers a dinosaur buried in a field and enlists Joel and his brother’s help in digging it out.
This is a coming of age story about Joel, his dealings with his father and brother, and his fears. Ultimately it is a short novella but an interesting one in showing how a young man deals with “the find of a lifetime” and ultimately the disappointment when things don’t go as expected.
This is a book from one of my favorite authors (Lena Goldfinch) and well worth a quick read.