Gary Paulsen has a way of creating suspense in his adventure stories, and Harris & Me is no exception, save for one small detail; the book is not Paulsen's usual type of adventure. Harris and the narrator aren't stranded after an airplane accident, nor left alone to face the rapids on the river and save one another in the process. No, this one is a very different type of adventure story. One where the suspense comes from wondering what sort of trouble the two boys will get into next! The narrator of this story (his name is never revealed!) comes from a rather dysfunctional home in which his parents are implied as being binge drinkers. From time to time, the boy is dumped off on one shirttail relative or another, and this summer it happens to be Harris, the boy's cousin, and his family. The narrator has never been on a farm until now, and the things he has to learn to survive the summer will amuse even the staunchest of critics. One adventure they have is when the narrator follows Harris into the barn on his first morning there and, due to the fact that it's still pitch black outside, walks right into the back side of a cow. It only takes a little imagination to come up with what probably happens next. Another adventure involved a little experiment the two boys conducted involving an electrical fence and Harris's call from Mother Nature! In the midst of all the hilarity from the boys' antics, the narrator begins to feel like he actually belongs somewhere -- the first time he's ever felt that way -- and the reader begins to dread the end of the summer as much as the boy does. Despite the inevitability of summer’s end, though, he and Harris have formed a friendship that won’t soon be forgotten, and lived through many adventures that will never be!