John Rodgers is just trying to fit in. A typical seventeen year old, John has enough on his plate balancing school, track, a tense relationship with his dad, and navigating the ever-confusing world of girls. In a town where logging is the center of life, John doesn’t see the local forest quite like anyone else. His love of science and nature, not understood by his father, has him see beauty and diversity where other people see only dollar signs. When the shocking news of his dad’s cancer comes t...more
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This story takes place in California of the 1990's.
The writing style changed a little whenever John was more active in the scene. Hard to explain, but it seemed more like it was written by John, those parts. I preferred when we got to observe what he was seeing. The scene at the town hall meeting was one of my favs.