Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy (Newberry Honor Book)
Publish date: 2004
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
There are layers in this story. One layer is that it is historical fiction. The island off the coast of Maine where the black inhabitants were chased away to make room for a hotel does exist and the story did happen. The author added more layers with a story about a minister's son and his friendship...
Four older books that I’ve read for the first time and had mixed reactions to. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt: I loved a lot of this–the descriptions of the Maine coastline are so perfect, and the feeling of lived-in-ness in Turner’s life. His coming of age is thoughtful and l...
3.5 Stars. This is the first historical fiction of Gary Schmidt's that I've read (even though that's what he is famous for). As always, his characters are people you want to know in real life. The plot was interesting and the dialogue really flowed. A very quick read and all around good book. Howev...