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read Pay Attention Carter Jones doc ì Paperback à naturaltreatment ì 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 hS 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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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 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

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Pay Attention Carter JonesTle 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' I read this uickly a few months ago as an egalley and was not enthused but just read it again because of all the starred reviews and have changed my opinion completely Schmidt is so masterful at the art of writing so many wonderful sentences and pages and paragraphs Those poor daylilies for instance I think he balanced tone character plot and beautifully I was on the Newbery Committee that gave an honor to The Wednesday Wars and think this is in the same universe as far as the balance of outlandishness cricket in this case humor and deep darkness I do think one has to suspend disbelief uite a lot Not even about the Butler While the setting is contemporary much feels out of time say the Saturday morning cartoons I don't think that is a thing any My students barely watch television preferring youtube Some of Carter's expressions seemed dated And the whole business with the oral report on the American Revolution seemed from the past Is that asked of kids today So all of that felt dated but I'm not sure how much it matters