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My Side of the Mountain

Author: Jean Craighead George
Reviewer's Age: Grade 7

In the novel My Side of Mountain, Jean Craighead George writes about the difficulties of living in nature by describing how a 15-year-old boy survives on his own in the Catskill mountains. The most believable aspect of this book is the way the animals are described. It seems as if they can jump out of the book and talk. Jean Craighead George assigns each animal a different personality. She does this without ever making it seem as if the animals are unreal. The author describes how each animal moves until they come alive. The animals all "talk" to the main character, and they "say" things that they would probably say if they could talk.