External Conflict In Gary Paulsen's Lawn Boy

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The fictional novel, Lawn Boy, by Gary Paulsen, is about a boy who is given a lawn mower for his birthday. The story takes place in Lawn Boy’s neighborhood, in the garage at his house. When he gave his gift a test ride, his neighbor asked him if he could mow his lawn, and Lawn Boy said "yes." More and more people paid him to mow their lawns, and a business was born. However, there is an external conflict that takes place in the story. One problem Lawn Boy had in the story was that he didn’t know where he could safely put his fortune. A customer of his, named,
Arnold, is a stockbroker who helps Lawn Boy put most of his money into a bank account and invests some of the money into stocks and other things. Soon enough, Arnold becomes Lawn

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