Remembering the Good Times

Remembering the Good Times

by Richard Peck
     
 

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How well do we know our best  friends?

They were the best of friends.  Sixteen-year-old Buck Mendenhall first met Kate Lucas the  summer before seventh grade. In eighth grade they made  friends with the brilliant and wealthy newcomer,  Trav Kirby.

They didn't seem to  need anyone else. Mostly they looked

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How well do we know our best  friends?

They were the best of friends.  Sixteen-year-old Buck Mendenhall first met Kate Lucas the  summer before seventh grade. In eighth grade they made  friends with the brilliant and wealthy newcomer,  Trav Kirby.

They didn't seem to  need anyone else. Mostly they looked forward to the  good times shared at Kate's house. it didn't  matter if their classmates wondered about them; no one  could unravel their binding  ties.

At least that's what they thought. When one of  the trio finds the future too great a threat, the  other two can only wonder: "How well did we  know our best friend?"

  "With humanity, wit, and a quiet intensity, Peck's novel   depicts suicide as a turning point inward of the pressures in  an alienated and violent society." -- Booklist, starred review.

  A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Buck, Trav and Kate are inseparable friends during junior and senior high school, until Trav hangs himself at age 16. Parents and school boards accuse each other of irresponsibility in the matter; Buck's father and Kate's great-grandmother come forward to bring the real topicteen suicideinto the open. PW said that this is Peck's ``best book so far, a tragic story that contains moments of joy and high hilaritylike life.'' (12-upst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440973393
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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