The truth as told by Mason Buttle
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?
National Book Award Finalist * ALA Schneider Family Book Award * 2019 ALSC Notable Children's Book * Publishers Weekly Best 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 * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2018 * 2018 Nerdy Book Club Middle Grade Winner
Level 2.7, 8 Points
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|Grouping Author||connor leslie|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-18 04:20:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-18 04:41:16AM|
|available_at_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|detailed_location_santafe||Main Childrens - J, Southside Childrens - J|
|display_description||As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.|
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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b1500370x|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||326 pages ; 22 cm.|
|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|