Paperboy

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

Great read

Excellent for building empathy around differences/diversity.

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Educational value
Great messages
age 12+

Fascinating story on many levels

This A+ story is narrated by a young boy who has always been defined by his stuttering. He learns many life lessons during his temporary job as a paperboy (set in the south, during the 60s), and we cheer for him as he stands up for someone he loves, despite extreme peril. Well written, compelling, and plenty of fresh, fascinating characters. OK for pre-teens who aren't sensitive to violence, which is alluded to through most of the book, and then culminates at the end. Positive and encouraging ending. Love this book!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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