Sounder, by William H. Armstrong was a fictional novel, but seemed non-fictional to me. The story starts when the boy , his father, and Sounder go hunting at night, but the raccoon they were chasing, got away. The next day they ate breakfast early and then after breakfast they started to work on their farm to have enough crops for the winter. Later that day a sheriff and his deputy came and arrested their father for stealing a ham from the market. While they were driving away Sounder was chasing the car and the Sheriff shot Sounder in the, leg then he hobbled off into the brush. Much his mom bakes a cake for his father in the jail. When the cake was finished David-Lee walked into town to bring his father the cake. Later that day David-Lee and one of his mom's friend found the information about the camp that his father is going to work at for a year. The next day David-Lee gets ready for the long journey that he's going to have to the camp. When he gets there he asks the men where Nathon Lee was, but the gaurd whipped him and he went away. He goes to a school where a teacher cares for him. The next day the teacher gives him some books to read. After two days his father comes wobbling on a crutch. After a while his father's leg is better and they start farming again.
This was a good book. I liked the story because it was about a family who lived a on a farm and had a challenging life. Another thing I liked was it had a very smart dog that looked like a beagle. The thing that I didn't like that they had to walk a long way to get to somewhere and that looked like a lot of hard work to do. This was an okay book, at least that's what I thought.