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

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My Side of the Mountain by Jean George is ultimately just about a boy who has to make a decision. He makes one at the beginning of the story, and he makes one at the end. We learn that Sam ran away from his family in New York because he just felt too crowded; though his father is aware that Sam is leaving, he expects Sam to be back the next day. Instead, Sam takes his flint (for fire) along with his "penknife, a ball of chord, an ax, and $40" and he heads to the Catskills.

Sam has many...

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