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Pay Attention Carter Jones free read ↠ 0 Ã Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler bowler hat and all on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family which is a little bit brokenIn addition to figuring out middle school Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know it allTle bit brokenIn addition to figuring out middle school Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know it all adult in his life and navigate the butler'. This made me think of Louisiana’s Way Home and not just because of kids driving cars and having to find forgiveness or at least understanding for a parental figure It’s because Schmidt like DiCamillo can write with such intensity that things are allowed to be unbelievable and funny and absurd in a sublime way But I think that has to start from the writing Occasionally both authors in their less successful moments get it backward and start with forced absurdity rather than trust in their supernal writing to effect this transformation This happens a bit here the whole premise of the book with the Butler and the cricket is clearly in danger of falling on its own absurd sword and it sometimes doesBut you know what Okay For Now was a historically great book It can’t be the standard against which to judge other books Schmidt is a great writer This is a Schmidt book

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S notions of decorum And ultimately when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shar. I have so many thoughts on this book This review is totally off the rails and I apologize for that I think The Wednesday Wars is one of the greatest books of all time but sometimes I read Schmidt’s books and I’m like “Who let you do this” Don’t get me started on Okay for Now a children’s book about birding that I have never gotten a kid to readThis book’s version is Who let him write an American children’s book about cricketI’m going along and I’m mostly ignoring the implausible stuff because I love the characters and I love the world and I wish I had a Butler in my own life I think the cricket setup mostly worked I grew up in the country so I know lots of kids who learned to drive young I am willing to suspend disbelief because I like Gary D Schmidt But then on page 120 there’s this whole thing about the American Revolution and I just couldn’t believe that any 6th graders would care enough about the American Revolution to get mad at another kid for taking an opposing view This is a bridge too far for me Did I tear up at certain points in this book OF COURSE I DID Do I still feel like this book is kind of a mess for kids to read YES I DO It’s charming and also I don’t know how in the world a kid might be convinced to read it Also this book has a terrible title I love Gary D Schmidt could someone please help him escape the awful advice he getsAlso also this is the third middle grade book in a row that I have read that deals with adults inappropriately handling the grief of dead kids What in the world is this trend Is this a theme we need in children’s literature

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Pay Attention Carter JonesCarter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler bowler hat and all on the doorstep one who stays to help the Jones family which is a lit. Mr Bowles Fitzpatrick is a butler Carter’s family has inherited from his grandfather He is very British and old fashioned and he immediately starts mending this broken family We find out that Carter’s brother has passed away and his father is stationed far away incommunicado There are some fantastical elements to this middle grade novel Mr Bowles Fitzpatrick is kind of a reimagined Mary Poppins and some of the choices he makes are unconventional and even dangerous Teaching 12 year old Carter how to drive for example And then having him drive his young sisters around town inexpertly So there is some suspension of disbelief although I understand that the Butler is trying to instill confidence in his young charge Interspersed throughout are flashbacks of Carter on wilderness trek through Australia with his father There are a lot of tough truths that Carter has to face and it’s nice that Bowles Fitzpatrick is there to pick up the pieces although I kept wondering when Carter’s mother would take a bigger role There is a good deal about cricket and the positive ualities of sports I think this would be interesting to a lot of readers but I’m not a sports personThank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an arc