A Nest of Snakes
It is the 1930s and two families in the South have something of a long-distance relationship. One of the families has twin boys, Will and Johnny, who had been separated as toddlers after their parents died. They have found their way back together and have been adopted by good people. The other family has one son, Rad. The boys are all around the same age and become friends when their families are together and have many adventures as they camp in the wilderness, come across armed robbers and Ku Klux Klan problems, and many other situations, some great and some small.
This is a very old-fashioned book and seems as if it could easily have been written in the time it is set. There are a lot of scenes that slow the story down and seem to be there specifically to set the time and place more than as part of the story. Some segments are very didactic and overly-detailed and a bit repetitive. A good round of proofreading would help. That said, the characters are engaging as are most of the episodes. Good, patient readers will enjoy this tale of a bygone time.
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