The discovery of a mummified dinosaur in a cornfield leads to a journey of self-discovery...and trouble for one boy growing up in rural Tennessee in 1909. A fantastical and stirring coming-of-age story. "As I wove through the cornstalks that were still standing, I felt this tightening sensation in my chest, uneasy like. I was walking toward what seemed like a crack in theThe discovery of a mummified dinosaur in a cornfield leads to a journey of self-discovery...and trouble for one boy growing up in rural Tennessee in 1909. A fantastical and stirring coming-of-age story. "As I wove through the cornstalks that were still standing, I felt this tightening sensation in my chest, uneasy like. I was walking toward what seemed like a crack in the earth. It was splayed open in front of me like a busted seam. I didn’t remember there being an earthquake in the past few days or weeks, but then again, sometimes boulders came up like that, pushing their way through the dirt. This was big though, bigger than I would have thought a boulder could be. I walked along the seam into an area where the stalks were tramped down all around. The dirt clump loomed bigger and larger, about the length and breadth of our neighbor’s twenty-three-mule Houser Harvester. But it wasn’t a machine. It was some sort of...beast, I guess. On one side, I saw a great big crusty eyelid, about the size of my whole torso. Some god-awful thing."...
|Title||:||The Find (A Short Story)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||28 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Find (A Short Story) Reviews
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.NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
THE FIND takes place in the early 1900's. Joel is punished for a prank he played on his sister. His punishment is to shovel manure until he reaches the top of the corn silo. The time spent shoveling causes him to regret his actions. When his father makes an amazing discovery buried in their corn field Joel is beyond excited. The find could change their lives forever.I really enjoyed THE FIND. I liked Joel's character. The reader gets to see him change from a childish prankster to a repentant young man willing to own up to his mistakes and take responsibility for his actions. A pleasant short story.