Reviews by watermelon
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about a hippie boy (cap) who lives with his grandmother (rain) on a farm all by themselves.rain breaks her hip falling out of a tree and cap is sent to live with a social worker and go to the public school (hes homeschooled). he is bullied but that turns back on the mean kids. a nice ending
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nice movie, same basic storyline as the book although there are some differences
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in colorado, 1925, the one room school house closes about a month before the term ends because the teachers mother in iowa got sick and she must leave to take care of her. the school board doesnt think its worth getting a new teacher for that short amount of time. the kids wouldnt mind a long vacatin but the thing is, they wouldnt get any credit for the year and would have to repeat everything. worst of all; ida and tom, 8th graders, wouldnt get to take their exit exams to get into high school, and this year is idas only chance because her familys farm has done well and can afford to pay. and so, the kids secretly continue with their schooling with ida as teacher.
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a historical fiction book set at the time of the revolutionary war. a bot wants to fight, he runs away and joins the army. he learns the horrors of war
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great follow up. theos best friend, april has been kidapped and he has to find her. her dissappearance is the same time as the appearance of a known criminal