Yesterday I wrote about reading a book entitled Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.Â LastÂ night, after RT was asleep, Jake was still making noises and I couldn’t sleep.Â So I dragged a warm blanket to the recliner in the guest bedroom, settled backÂ and finished reading the book.Â It took a coupleÂ of hours, and I wasn’t in bed until after 1:20 a.m.Â However, the book was worth it.Â First, let me provide a warning to parents and teachers:Â There are a few damns and hells in the book.Â And the storyline is one for older children.Â The story takes place along the Maine coastline in the early 1900’s.Â It’s about racism, meanness and greedÂ in the guise of Christianity.Â Good triumphs over evil . . . sometimes, but not always.Â And because good doesn’t always triumph, there is destruction and death.Â Several deaths.Â What startled me when I read the information at the end of the book is that the book is based on a true story.Â
I won’t tell you anymore about the storyline.Â However, if you have a upper elementary or junior high student who can handle a little profanity and a disturbing storyline, it is an excellent book.Â I understand why it is a Newbery Honor book.Â The story will stay with me for a long time.