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Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
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Such a great story.
The main character (who is never named) is sent to live with distant relatives after his alcoholic parents are unable to provide for him. The family lives on a farm and he finds that, while farm life was hard work in 1950s Minnesota, there was also a great deal of adventure. Most of the adventure comes from his younger cousin, Harris, who knows no bounds in his pursuits of "play". Whether they are jumping on the backs of 300 lbs. hogs- pretending they are "commie japs", or the backs of 1000+ lbs. draft horses from a hayloft- pretending to be Gene Autry, or peeing on an electric fence, it is a memorable summer for the city boy and Harris.
A classic boys' story. I could see my brother or my husband in so many of these misadventures. These are exactly the way boys entertain themselves on a farm in summer!!

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