A preacher’s son stands up to a racist town. Read Common Sense Media’s Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy review, age rating, and parents guide. Complete summary of Gary Schmidt’s Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Lizzie Bright and the. Not only is Turner Buckminster the son of the new minister in a small Maine town, he is shunned for playing baseball differently than the local boys. Then.

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But besides that, there’s isn’t much… anything, in fact, to complain about. Adult Written by soccersweetie April 1, But I did enjoy the descriptions of the scenery, and how the ocean breeze is painted so clearly that it nearly becomes its own character.

The characters in this book are delicioulsy detailed and their relationships are real and engaging.

Too much confusing whale metaphors. Oct 24, Kerry rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is also beautifully written, and nature becomes as much a character as do the humans. Apr 12, Minutes Middle Grade I found it significant that despite the lack of lizzoe name, it is her name that appears in the title of the story, rather than Turner’s, giving this unknown child the dignity of a name, a century later. The only thing that kept it from a 5 star is that I think in most buckminsteer of conflict there is never one side that is saintly and perfect and the other side totally heartless and cruel I suppose there are a few.


I laughed, yelled, and cried in turn. Mar 12, Emma Miss Print rated it it was amazing. Adults who, though young, are searching for the answers of how everything and everyone should fit in the world.

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On the other hand, it seems very off-putting to a young person looking for a book again this could be me, but my colleague “Lynn” agreed with me –I know it was off-putting for me before I got into the story. Book Club Picks for Kids.

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. And the ending where the author goes on about how creatures in their evolved form are sad when they’re separated, I thought, “if we’re just mistakes and worthless freaks of nature that happened to evolve, what basis do we have for sadness and why do we feel it if we’re just like every other animal?

This was an incredibly written, heartbreaking tale.

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Turner is about 13 years old, and the book is a journey through the storms and tribulations of adolescence, of recognising frailties in parents, and self, of having to find a moral code of your own, and most importantly that establishment of relationships outside the family circle that may force you into taking a stand against your family. He makes them real, and gives them a currency for readers of today. The book isn’t long but it packs a huge punch and it is so beautifully written – as I’ve come to expect from Gary.

May 29, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Newbery Medal and Honors. Add your rating See all 9 kid reviews.


Intertwined with all of the story are continuous layers and messages, there to be teased and plucked out if the reader so desires. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.

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I liked the book and read it in a week. Apr 12, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You don’t read this one, you live it. Like ‘Wednesday Wars,’ it’s about a boy growing up and beyond his father, helped along by a spunky girl and some wise women. And evolution is not just individual — the relationships and understandings between the characters change, and change again.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Aug 22, Nandan Seth rated it did not like it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Nov 25, Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course, there’s always a silver lining, so I don’t want to give the impression that it’s all sadness.

Turner Buckminster is the son of a Minister who has recently been posted to the small, fictional birght town of Phippsburg, Maine. I feel snobbish for giving this book such a low rating. How old is your kid?

Turner and Lizzie are creative, dynamic and thoughtful characters who are the moral compass in the unsettling world of the novel.