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The truth as told by Mason Buttle

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Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
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First edition.
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IL: MG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 8
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National Book Award Finalist * Publishers Weekly Books Books of 2018 * 2019-2020 Nebraska Golden Sower Award * Amazon Best Books of 2018 * Kirkus Best of Children's 2018 * New York Public Library Best Books 2018

From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope.

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason's learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day.

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny.

But will anyone believe him?

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Grouping Title truth as told
Grouping Author connor leslie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 04:17:42AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-11 04:41:35AM

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subject_facet Bullying -- Fiction, Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Murder -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The truth as told by Mason Buttle
title_full The truth as told by Mason Buttle / Leslie Connor
title_short The truth as told by Mason Buttle
topic_facet Bullying, Friendship, Grief, Investigation, Murder