Yesterday I wrote about reading a book entitled Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.  Last  night, after RT was asleep, Jake was still making noises and I couldn’t sleep.  So I dragged a warm blanket to the recliner in the guest bedroom, settled back and finished reading the book.  It took a couple of hours, and I wasn’t in bed until after 1:20 a.m.  However, the book was worth it.  First, let me provide a warning to parents and teachers:  There are a few damns and hells in the book.  And the storyline is one for older children.  The story takes place along the Maine coastline in the early 1900’s.  It’s about racism, meanness and greed in the guise of Christianity.  Good triumphs over evil . . . sometimes, but not always.  And because good doesn’t always triumph, there is destruction and death.  Several deaths.  What startled me when I read the information at the end of the book is that the book is based on a true story. 

I won’t tell you anymore about the storyline.  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.  I understand why it is a Newbery Honor book.  The story will stay with me for a long time.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

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4 Responses to “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy”

  1. Realist Says:

    “was reading a book TITLED…” not entitled. Two different words.

  2. tasha and ashley Says:

    Dear Mr. Shmidt Ilove all the books that you have wrote . My favorite book is Lizzie Bright and theBuckminsterBoy But it is very sad.Your #1 fan at Bahweting school. Dear Mr. Schmidt i love all of your books. my favorite was the wednesday wars.but lizzie bright and the buck minster boy was still very good.have you ever thought of coming up to sault ste marie Michigan for a book signing.if so please com e to JKL Bahweting school,5th grade susan solomons class.your 1# fan.~ashley+natasha

  3. tasha and tiffany Says:

    well i am in study hall and trying to do a project on you. Me and my friends need more info. We now that you have 6 kids and live in alto, MI. So do we,well we live somewhere in MI.from Tiffany and tasha

  4. carol Says:

    To the kids in Michigan who have a project to write on this book: I am not the author. I just wrote a review of the book. Good luck with your projects.

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