Book Reviews of The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest
Author: Conrad Richter
ISBN-13: 9780449704370
ISBN-10: 0449704378
Publication Date: 1/31/1994
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
John Cameron Butler is abducted by indians during a raid when he's four but he's adopted by one of the raiders and lives the next 11 years as True Son a full member of the Lenni Lenape tribe. When the tribe agrees to a peace treaty and to return all "captives" True Son is an unwilling re-patriot into the world of the white man.

Written in 1953 this book has been largely forgotten, but is relevant and feels no more outdated than it probably did when first written. At 120 pages this book is a lightning fast read dealing with alienation and defining one's role in society, issues that modern teen boys will just as readily identify with as those in the 50's.

This book is remarkably well-balanced and somehow manages to avoid painting either the native culture or the white culture as being the villain or the utopia.

This book is well worth the reading time, if you can find it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't relly like this book. I found it depressing. The Sign of the Beaver, in my opinion, is a much better book.
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great indian tale
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Excellent story of a caucasian boy trying to fit back in with the world of the white after living with Indians for 10 years.
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The classic adventure story of a frontier boy raised by indians.
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I would recommend this book for all 6th - 8th grade students to read. This book is on my summer required reading list for 8th grade.
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I was really disappointed in this book..the plot is interesting but the characters are not much likable both ways..it was pretty predictable and due to its short length..it lacked depth and climax..
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Had to read this when I was in 8th grade. I did not like it at all.