by Gary Paulsen (4th+)
John is a thirteen-year-old boy who loves to do chores on his farm and who loves to hunt with his grandfather. But when his grandfather is diagnosed with cancer and only given a couple of months to live he tells John that it is time for him to go out hunting by himself. When he does he follows this doe but his idea of hunting has changed. He’s struggling to decide whether or not he actually wants to shoot her or not. What will he decide? Read Gary Paulsen’s Tracker for a great story of hunting.