By now it is probably clear that I fall in love with anything that Gary Paulsen writes.
The Rifle is a powerful, powerful little story.
One that everyone should read.
It follows a rifle from its birth prior to the American Revolutionary War into the 1990s.
It isn't preachy. It is just real.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.