Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paperboy by: Vince Vawter

This story is based on author Vince Vawter's own life.  It is the summer of 1959 and he becomes the neighborhood Paperboy when his best friend, Rat, leaves for a month.  He is excited to deliver the papers.  He is the star pitcher on his baseball team.  He knows he can throw each paper right onto each porch.  However, he has a stuttering problem.  It takes him awhile to be able to communicate to people, especially those he doesn't know very well.  So he is concerned whether he will be paid (he only gets paid from what he collects from customers.

Throughout the month he is able to get to know a few of his customers.  He learns that some of his customers are struggling financially, and he would love to help but he doesn't know how to help them.  He also receives help from one of the neighbors with his stuttering.

This is a great story and I believe there are characters that readers can relate to.  I am sure you won't forget this book for a very long time.  It won a 2014 Newbery Honor Award and it deserves the award.

After reading this book go and read the newspaper, we don't do that much anymore!

Happy Daily Reading

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