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Carry Me Home
Carry Me Home
Author: Sandra Kring
The love of family. The heartbreak of war. The triumph of coming home. — 1940. Rural Wisconsin. Sixteen-year-old Earl ?Earwig? Gunderman is not like other boys his age. Fiercely protected by his older brother, Earwig sees his town and the world around him through the prism of his own unique understanding. He sees his mother?s sadness and his fath...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385338134
ISBN-10: 0385338139
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 272
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 8
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booknookchick avatar reviewed Carry Me Home on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
16 yr old Earl Gunderman reminded me of Forrest Gump. His perceptions about life are very funny and had me laughing out loud a few times. It's a fast read with a cast of enjoyable characters.

The story, narrated by Earl, is written in a style that reminded me of The Memory Keepers Daughter written by Kim Edwards.

My FIL served during WWII. This book also reminded me we should not forget the sacrifices Americans made fighting or supporting that horrible war.
bdiddy621 avatar reviewed Carry Me Home on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book was one of the best I have ever read. It was such a touching, inspiring story that I just can't stop thinking about. Read this book and read it now!
StacyJ avatar reviewed Carry Me Home on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely fell in love with all the characters in this book, but none more than Earwig. He is what his family refers to as 'simple-minded' but I think he has a lot more insight and definitely more compassion than most 'normal' people. I never wanted this book to end. I keep wondering how they are doing now, like the people were real and like I actually knew them. I can't wait to see what Sandra Kring will come up with next!
IndulgeYourself avatar reviewed Carry Me Home on + 100 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I LOVED this book! I fell in love with Earwig and his blunt way of telling it like it is. This book had me laughing and getting choked up at times too. An easy, enjoyable read. This was my first one by this author and I just ordered two more. I recommend!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. You can't help but fall in love with 17 year-old "Earwig" as he has to grow up fast as the country is plunged into World War II. Though heart-wrenching at times, this story of family love will stay with you well after you finish this book.
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Sweet, nostalgic coming of agg for a simple minded kid called Earwig.
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A touching story of a man who returns from WWII with PTSD and finds how to live again with help from his brother and friends.
getinmybellykelly avatar reviewed Carry Me Home on
Such a great book and really brings to light what life was like during and after WWII. Earwig is a very likeable character who brings out the best in those around him. I didn't know a lot about the POW camps during that war and this book makes you understand what some of the soldiers went through and how difficult things were for them upon coming home. A great, easy read.


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