Gone From These Woods
Gone from These Woods
Gone From These Woods
Donny Bailey Seagraves
I didn't want to go hunting with Uncle Clay that morning. Now I have to live with what happened for the rest of my life. It was just an accident. The rabbit ran away. Clay fell.Nothing has been the same for Daniel since that morning in the woods when Uncle Clay went down. Mom tries to hold the family together. Mrs. Hardy, Daniel’s guidance counselor, tries to help Daniel after he loses his role model and best friend. Daniel’s alcoholic father just makes the situation worse. The memory of that cold morning will stay with Daniel forever. But somehow, he must find a way to go on . . . for Uncle Clay . . . and most of all, for himself.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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"Gone From These Woods" is about a boy named Daniel and his Uncle Clay. His Uncle Clay decides to take Daniel out hunting. When they see a rabbit, Daniel gets down in his stance... but he won't shoot the rabbit. So he gets up, but he gets up the wrong way, his gun is pointing at his Uncle Clay. While he is getting up, the 410 gun triggers backwards and pierces his uncle's heart. Clay dies. Daniel feels that he can't live through the guilt and pain of shooting his uncle.

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