This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King’s Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life.
Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life.
This book was ASTONISHING. I really wanted to read this book because when I read the synopsis, I thought that it was unique. A story about a stuttering boy really caught my eye and I thought that this would definitely be a good read to try out. I loved this book and I think that this is a great book for people who need a little confidence…
“Words in the air blow away as soon as you say them, but words on paper last forever”
Here’s a list of reasons why I truly loved this book:
- I really like how Vince Vawter is the one telling the story from his point of view. I can really visualize what’s happening and who’s involved.
- I really liked the plot of the story because its really unique and it pulls you in and makes you wonder, ”What’s gonna happen next?”.
- My favorite character was the main character, Little Man, because he was really humble and even though he stutters, he gains the confidence to speak more in front of people he doesn’t know.
- This book didn’t have any use of commas because Little Man didn’t like commas. He thought that because he stutters, once you pause you can’t start back up again.
Overall, I LOVED this book, and I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a confidence booster!