Little Britches by Ralph Moody (Goodreads)
I loved this book. I'm generally not a fan of autobiographies, but I honestly didn't know it was one until I sat down to write this. The independence displayed by an 8 year-old as well as all his adventures are so interesting to read about.
The characters are well-rounded and extremely complex. Other than his younger siblings, they're all complementary and crucial to the story.
At some points, this story was really slow and it took me a while to get through. Since it's an autobiography, I feel there wasn't really a climax, but instead many short stories together with their own climaxes.
Although I felt some parts were slow moving, I did enjoy this book and am definitely looking into reading the sequels.