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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?. I had high hopes mostly because of it s stunning cover that fell flat Okay storyline but it was too advanced for an early reader and too childish for a young adult Regardless it took me foreverrrr to get through Buttermilk Graffiti is the biggest sweatiest kid Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink 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 Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras in the Buttle family?. I had high hopes mostly because of Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable it s stunning cover that fell flat Okay storyline but No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) it was too advanced for an early reader and too childish for a young adult Regardless Captain Wentworths Persuasion it took me foreverrrr to get through

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‭The truth as told by Mason Buttle

??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 dayBoth Mason and his new friend tiny Calvin Chumsky are relentlessly bullied by the. I really have massivel enjoyed being taken by Lesley Connor into Mason Buttle s world into his mind and innermost soul For Mason he is such a sweetly conceptualised character a person with simply a humungous and all encompassing loving heart who despite his family s many recent and not so recent tragedies his serious learning challenges his constant fight against and fear of relentless bullying both at and after school and that in spite of his universally known penchant for always telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth the police and in particular Lieutenant Baird still keep hounding and not really believing Mason regarding the death of his best friend Benny Kilmartin in the Buttle family orchard still manages to face each day honestly courageously and with a hopeful belief that things might get better even after his new best friend Calvin Chumsky also disappears for a while and once again Mason is being uestioned and viewed with mostly and sadly suspicion by the police Now I do well realise that there are some readers and perhaps even a sizeable minority who have likely been angered by the fact that in The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle the ending does not feature main bully chief antagonist villain Matty Drinker coming either to any type of understanding regarding his nastiness and what his behaviour has wrought or indeed being arrested and officially charged with at the very least criminal negligence regarding Benny Kilmartin s death after Mason s missing handsaw being discovered hidden in the Drinker family s garage clearly presents that it is Matty who sawed through the rung of the Buttle orchard playhouse ladder and caused Benny to fall to his death But in my own humble opinion that same ending is in fact while of course painful and aggravatingly infuriating also for all intents and purposes woefully realistic no matter what naysayers may claim to the contrary And I for one do very much applaud Lesley Connor s honesty and realism as often than not in the real world in real life vicious bullies like Matty and his cabal of eually vile acolytes are shielded and enabled by not only their families but also by inactive passive and unwilling to interfere teachers school officials and yes indeed in The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle also by the police not immediately pressing charges when it becomes abundantly and totally clear who and what actually has caused Benny s demise For while yes of course I totally would have wanted Matty Drinker facing criminal conseuences for causing Benny to have his fatal fall from the playhouse ladder the fact that he and his mother are able to skedaddle out of town and that the police do not really seem all that willing to pursue the matter any further either is in fact and indeed how often bullying and even violent episodes of the same are allowed to spread and fester enabled and sometimes even condoned by adults by supposedly good and decent deemed individuals like teachers police officers and the like not doing enough not wishing to rock the boat not wanting to create issues fissures etc although I do indeed uestion a bit why Lieutenant Baird is so constantly hounding Mason about Benny s death not believing him but when it then becomes obvious at the end of The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle that Matty Drinker is most certainly the main culprit is the person who obviously caused and precipitated Benny s fall that he and his mother do not have all that much difficulty skipping town and removing Matty from the limelight of suspicion and that the police is also not all that willing to now pursue the Drinker family and in particular Matty in the same way that Lieutenant Baird had previously been hounding the Buttles and especially Mason And finally I do therefore definitely and continuously shake my head at in particular those adult readers of novels such as The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle of realistic children s fiction where nasty and dangerous bullies are not automatically and by necessity totally and utterly caught out and severely punished vociferously complaining about this since come on precisely this type of sad scenario is far too often what absolutely does tend to occur in the real world For indeed with regard to realistic fiction for children I always do prefer truth reality and not some happy go lucky and perfect fantasy of the bullies and the nasties always getting their deserved dues in the end and being held to account for their behaviours and actions as sorry but that does not always and yes even only rather rarely happen in life itself

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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 BennyBut will anyone believe h. Mason Buttle is a character I won t soon forget He is bigger than most of the other seventh graders he sweats a lot he can t read or write well and he s relentlessly teased for all of the above After the death of his best friend Benny he s trying to put back the pieces of his life This is no easy feat as his family and their apple orchard are being pushed out by developers the town lieutenant won t give up on the story of Benny s death and the mean spirited neighbor kids will not leave him be But Mason persists He keeps writing down his truths with the help of new technology in his school and the dedication of a fabulous social worker who teaches him that all these bad things are just preparation for what s to come With his new friend Calvin and the neighbor s dog Moonie by his side Mason starts to believe things must be turning around until Calvin goes missing and the aftermath of that spirals into and truths being uncovered The ending of this could ultimately be considered sad or tragic but Mason s outlook surely is not Mason and his story are courageous full of love and hope I d hand this to kids grades five and up adults and those who can t get enough of Wonder


10 thoughts on “‭The truth as told by Mason Buttle

  1. says:

    Mason's voice reads so authentic and naively honest It's apparent this character was born from a very loving place in author Leslie Connor's mind You want to teach him so much but at the same time want to shield and protect him from so much A warning This book is surprisingly dark and heartbreaking Mason is bullied relentlessly and

  2. says:

    I had high hopes mostly because of it’s stunning cover that fell flat Okay storyline but it was too advanced for an early reader and too childish for a young adult Regardless it took me foreverrrr to get through

  3. says:

    45 Stars“Say what you will But a person just cannot know what he doesn’t know And you can’t always see that

  4. says:

    I really have massivel enjoyed being taken by Lesley Connor into Mason Buttle's world into his mind and innermost soul For Mason he is such a sweetly conceptualised character a person with simply a humungous and all encompassing loving heart w

  5. says:

    I'm not even going to try and review this book It's one of those heartprint books for me that there aren't enough adjectives to describe It will absolutely be on my list of favorite MG books of 2018 list and it's hard to believe it won't make the top 5 I very rarely cry when I read but I almost woke my husband up last night as I uietly sniffled my way through a touching scene in this book Mason is one of my

  6. says:

    My heart is bursting with so many emotions after reading this beautiful book It deserves every last star because it is absolutely hands down one of the best MG novels I've ever read I loved Mason He has the sweetest kindest heart and he doesn't allow all the tragedies and bad things in his life as an excuse to be bitter or angry And did I mention the dog in this story?? I wished Moonie could jump through the

  7. says:

    Mason Buttle is a character I won't soon forget He is bigger than most of the other seventh graders he sweats a lot he can't read or write well and he's relentlessly teased for all of the above After the death of his best friend Benny he's trying to put back the pieces of his life This is no easy feat as his family and their apple orchard are being pushed out by developers the town lieutenant won't give up on the story of Benny's death an

  8. says:

    You know when you have a book on your TBR pile for a while and you finally get to it read it and then think “Why on earth did I wait so long to read this?” That’s me Right now With Mason Buttle I’m deathly afraid to give away any spoilers but suffice it to say that this book is a MUST for any personal classroom school or public lib

  9. says:

    This book grabbed me and would not let me go Mason Buttles will live in my heart for a long long time

  10. says:

    THIS BOOK 😍 You were all right It’s amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 for The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by heyleslieconnor Mason Buttle struggles in school and he lives on a derelict Apple farm with his grandmother his unemployed uncle and Shayleen a depressed young girl with a shopping habit Mason is also horribly bullied by Matt Drinker and Lance Pierson Worst of all Mason’s best friend Benny Kilmartin died ju

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