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The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
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Sep 11, 07

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I love this book. It's short, succinct, and encapsulates the dramatic, but realistic suffering side of life in three ways: the red pony, the black colt, and Jody's relationship with adults.

The Red Pony's also peppered with moments of human courage, brilliance and love. Jody's devotion to the red pony is sweet, and his idolization of Billy Buck is, I think, a realistic representation of how boys look up to men.
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Patrick Suth I agree with your analysis but you must agree that the book could've been written by Jody.


Kayla Williams-Pope I agree with you this book was very good. This was my introduction to Steinbeck's novels and it was very good. The perspective of Jody would have been better to write in.


Connor Stack Jody's devotion is a realistic representation of boys, but not a realistic way of going about life. It seems like the book is all about disillusionment.


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