“Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen

“Woods Runner” is an overall great book. The book is packed full of emotional and suspenseful events. The emotion during the book is both happy and bad. An example of a happy moment is when Samuel rescues his parents from the British soldiers after trying for days and days. Samuel finds them living in the woods and having to survive in harsh conditions. Bad moments include Samuel seeing a very kind family, who take him inside their nice house and feed him lunch. The moment he leaves, he sees two of the people get killed and their house burned down. Suspenseful events include Samuel finding very helpful allies that he never expected to meet. Another example of a suspenseful event that happens in the book in when Samuel comes back from hunting to find his house burned down and his parents taken away by the British soldiers. Overall, I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5.