Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is a novel that takes place during the year 1776. It is about a 13-year-old boy named Samuel living during the Revolutionary War whose house is burnt down by British soldiers. When Samuel investigates the scene of devastation, he finds dead bodies, but none of the bodies were his parents.
"Each chapter of the book begins with economic terminology, with those concepts then explored through the happenings of the chapter. For instance, in the chapter titled “The Law of Increasing Product Demand Versus Flat Production Capacity,” Lawn Boy gets more and more requests for his lawn mowing services but he also realizes that he does not have enough time to mow more than three or four large lawns a day."