Common Sense Media says

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

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Parent Written byCSM Screen name... February 14, 2014

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!
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