What is the climax of "My Side of the Mountain" written by Jean Craighead George? 

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The climax of any given story is the point at which the conflict comes to its pinnacle.  The protagonist confronts the problem head on, and he usually wins.  From that point forward, the rest of the story is wrapping up.  I'd love to tell you that the climax of  My...

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The climax of any given story is the point at which the conflict comes to its pinnacle.  The protagonist confronts the problem head on, and he usually wins.  From that point forward, the rest of the story is wrapping up.  I'd love to tell you that the climax of My Side of the Mountain is some super exciting final confrontation with a bear or something like that, but it's not.  

The story begins with Sam making a decision to live out in the woods and scratch out an existence with his own bare hands.  He encounters countless struggles and obstacles and overcomes each with his wits, determination, and a bit of luck.  However, the climax of the story arrives when his family comes to visit him.  It's at that point that Brian wrestles with his final obstacle.  Will he continue to live out in the woods by himself, or will he return to his family and civilization?  Sam knows that he is capable of continuing to live on his own, but he has gotten to the point where he misses the companionship of people.  Sam chooses to go home.  That choice is the climax of the story.  

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