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  • Title: Preacher's Boy
  • Author: Katherine Paterson
  • ISBN: 9780064472333
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • A new century is fast approaching but will the year 1900 mean the end of the world, as some say Robbie Hewitt isn t certain What he does know is that he wants to get in as much living as possible between now and the new year, just in case which includes running Mabel Cramm s bloomers up the flagpole on Decoration Day, and taking a ride in a real motorcar Robbie dA new century is fast approaching but will the year 1900 mean the end of the world, as some say Robbie Hewitt isn t certain What he does know is that he wants to get in as much living as possible between now and the new year, just in case which includes running Mabel Cramm s bloomers up the flagpole on Decoration Day, and taking a ride in a real motorcar Robbie doesn t care that his antics leave his preacher father and the upstanding citizens of Leonardstown, Vermont, heartily unimpressed But when his high spirits and hot temper entangle him in a scheme that damages far than his father s reputation, Robbie must choose whether to take responsibility for his actions a decision that holds the life of a man in the balance.
    Preacher s Boy A new century is fast approaching but will the year mean the end of the world as some say Robbie Hewitt isn t certain What he does know is that he wants to get in as much living as possible betw

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    1. It is the turn of the twentieth century, and Robbie, son of a preacher, is tired of trying to please God Moreover, although Robbie s father is kind and gentle, it s not that easy to do what he wants, either So when a fire and brimstone minister suggests that the world may be ending soon, Robbie decides that whatever time is left will be fun without God in the equation Like Huckleberry Finn Robbie is willing to take his chances with eternity for the opportunity to do what he wants But before lon [...]

    2. I love Katherine Paterson s use of the English language to encompass so much in so few words This book contains rich descriptions which make you feel you re a part of the 1800s right alongside Robbie Wonderful character development I especially love how the main character grows throughout the story A fabulous read from one of my favorite authors.

    3. Great story about how certian people have thier share problems That their faith in God helps them deal with the issues that faces these people on a daily basis Pick up the book yourself and enjoy the story.

    4. I liked this book, but found it interesting that it used to be if you believed that we evolved from apes your where frowned on, too bad that s changed The boy in the story Robbie is 10 ys old, but, it s a good book for any age.

    5. This book takes place in 1898 in Vermont Ten year old Robbie Hewitt is the rambunctious, hot tempered, free thinking son of the local pastor After a hell fire and brimstone type evangelist comes to his dad s church and spouts a message of condemnation and judgement to the congregation, Robbie decides he doesn t believe in God any He s going to become an apeist Robbie gets himself into trouble throughout the book, runs away, and stays with a homeless man and daughter The daughter Violet is Robbie [...]

    6. I have a rule of thumb when it comes to the books of Katherine Paterson whenever a new one is released, I automatically consider it a frontrunner for that year s Newbery awards In addition to being one of only five authors along with Joseph Krumgold, Elizabeth George Speare, E.L Konigsburg and Lois Lowry to ever win two Newbery Medals, and coming within a hair s breadth of becoming the only author to win consecutive Newbery Medals when The Great Gilly Hopkins was chosen as the only Newbery Honor [...]

    7. Is the end near That s the question Robbie Hewitt faces in Katherine Paterson s Preacher s Boy The year is 1899 The novel follows the troubles of one mischievous boy, our narrator, Robbie Well, what can one say about him If you ve read Tom Sawyer, you know EXACTLY what kind of boy he is He s always getting IN and OUT of trouble Since it seems impossible to stay mad at him, I suppose, you could call him charming too How much trouble can a boy get into in one year Quite a bit Robbie likes pranks, [...]

    8. Robbie decides that being a Christian is too much work and there are too many rules to follow, so one day, he decide to become an apeist When he gets himself into trouble, he runs away, afraid of what his Pa will say Robbie lives with a scary, drunk hobo and his daughter When the man accidentally almost kills Robbie, the police find him and arrest him Robbie has to decide between doing what s right and protecting himself This was actually pretty good for as lame as it sounds It s a coming of age [...]

    9. gr 5 8 168pgs1899 Vermont 10 year old Robbie feels like his is always being held to a higher standard since he is the son of a preacher When he hears that the world will be ending on December 31st, he decides he needs to make the most of his time and being a good Christian will just slow him down When one of his pranks goes awry, Robbie must decide whether or not to do the right thing to fix it.I think this story had a nice balance between Robbie s antics and the setting This was just as much a [...]

    10. gr 5 8 168pgs1899 Vermont 10 year old Robbie feels like his is always being held to a higher standard since he is the son of a preacher When he hears that the world will be ending on December 31st, he decides he needs to make the most of his time and being a good Christian will just slow him down When one of his pranks goes awry, Robbie must decide whether or not to do the right thing to fix it.I think this story had a nice balance between Robbie s antics and the setting This was just as much a [...]

    11. After being reintroduced to Katherine Paterson, I am now on a quest to read all that she has written I enjoyed, but didn t love Preacher s Boy Maybe because the main character was a boy rather than a girl, I m not really sure The book was well written and told a great story of a boy growning up as the son of a preacher at the turn of the century I thought his struggles and adventures were interesting and believable The characters were very realistic I liked that the story eneded with an element [...]

    12. I came across this book while I was organizing and getting rid of books that have accumulated over the years I decided to read this one before giving it away I m glad I did, it was a really cute story about a young boy the preacher s son, obviously, who questioned if there was a God and what his responsibilities in life should be I liked how he grappled with being good or not being good The story was set in 1899 The author did a good job of being true to the time period, the language, and the li [...]

    13. Being the preacher s son is a trying experience for young Robbie His nature is to get into trouble so he s always trying his dad s patience and yet he knows his dad needs him to be the best young man he can be He soon meets a couple of people in town that he knows he shouldn t be hanging around with, but he just can t help himself Robbie learns that his misdeeds has effects on others but he also knows that deep down, he s a good boy People just need to understand him for who he is A good one rea [...]

    14. I was tempted to go with three stars instead of four because this didn t just wow my socks off, but then I started thinking that the kind of scrapes this kid gets himself into are true to life Paterson manages to think like a boy here And the kid ends up learning some good lessons in a natural way.

    15. A wonderful example of how we can t do it on our own without God We may try to be good but our anger or whatever often gets the best of us Robbie claims to be an apeist but what he really means is an atheist He tries to do life without God He shows kindness to some folks but at other times his anger flares up causing him shame.

    16. I love Katherine Paterson for giving the world Jacob Have I Loved, which makes just about anything else she s written pale in comparison Preacher s Boy does not have the same beauty or depth of JHIL, but it s a good read with Paterson s usual humanity and humor woven throughout her characters.

    17. OK, but probably my least favorite Katherine Paterson book thus far I did like many of the values portrayed by the main character, his best friend, and his father loyalty, family, compassion, consequences of a hot temper, honesty, etc.

    18. Robbie is hearing that the world is coming to an end by everyone in his father s church congregation He decides he isn t going to let anything hold him back and live life to the fullest no matter what that means for his actions or reputation.

    19. Robbie Burns is just 10, the son of a fundamental preacher When Robbie hears about the second coming of Jesus, he begins to think about everything he hasn t done Try as he might, he cannot get very far for his roots.

    20. This story is set during a slower time in history, before the turn of the century, 1900 I recommend this book to everyone ages 9.

    21. I d have given this a higher review if I d have read it a few years back but since this feels generated toward a younger audience, I feel I missed enjoying it as much as I would have a few years back Still a good, quick read.

    22. It seemed to me that this took too much from Tom Sawyer There wasn t anything bad about that, or the story, but it didn t jump out at me Not very memorable.

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