Life will never be the same for Red Porter. After his daddy dies, the responsibility of being the man of the family hits Red hard.
Life will never be the same for Red Porter. After his daddy dies, the responsibility of being the man of the family hits Red hard. His mama wants to sell the family business, his younger brother is being more annoying than ever, and his friendship with his closest friend has ended. Red is left confused, upset, and a little scared. And when a mystery surfaces involving a murder, things only get harder.
Written by Kathryn Erskine, Seeing Red is a heartfelt story set in the 1970’s about a boy trying to find his way in life. You should probably have some tissues ready for this emotional book! This book would be most fitting for kids eleven and up, because there are parts that younger children won’t understand. Also, there are some parts that you may not want younger kids to read.
This would be a perfect reading group book for older grades, since it is will hold the reader’s interest, and there’s lots to discuss. A group could easily have a long, complex discussion about it, and without boring anyone to death.
This book takes a completely different turn in the second half, when a mystery pops up. At this point, things get a bit confusing. You have to follow the book very carefully, or you will become very, very lost.
Other than that, this book is brilliant. You can tell Kathryn Erskine really worked on it. So, if you're looking for a deep, touching book, then go out and read Seeing Red! Trust me, you won’t regret it!