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The Beet Fields by Gary Paulsen
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Aug 09, 2011

it was amazing

Autobiographically based, Paulsen shares his summer working in the beet fields with a Mexican family who welcomes them into their fold and his first encounter with "love" with a circus hootchie-kootchie dancer. Beautifully done coming of age story that will resonate with teenage guys. Sadly, this one did not get the attention it deserved. I think it is one of Paulsen's best.

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