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In this wonderfully crafted novel, a rifle, not the people who come to own it, is the main character. This story follows the rifle from its creation in 1768 to a shattering event as it roars back to life in 1994. Gary Paulsen is one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction in America today.

©1995 Gary Paulsen (P)1996 Recorded Books

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Love the ending.

Read it as a child. Still holds up today. The ending I think is why I like this story so much.

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Sad Story with an ironic twist

This story follows a rifle from the time it is made until the present. It is an interesting but sad history. Bound to hold a young boy's attention.

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