Remembering the Good times is a very emotional and moving novel. I love how author Richard Wayne Peck makes it so that the character Buck is telling the story instead of having the author telling us the story himself.
The reason I like how he wrote this story is because it gives the book more excitement in my opinion because most books have the author telling the story instead of a character in the story telling us the story. Now I will tell you a little bit about how the characters meet. Buck Mendenhall is walking through a field one day just to waste some time and then off in the distance he saw something in the woods. So he goes to check it out. When he got to the woods he could hear some noises coming from the woods and he waited until he could see what it was. It was a 13 year old girl named Kate Lucas and at first when he saw her he was surprised. I mean you would be surprised to if you saw a girl your age coming out of the woods. Well anyway he asked her what she was doing in the woods and she explained to him what she was doing and where she was going and stuff like that. And after they finished introducing themselves she asked if he wanted to see a colt being born and since he had nothing better to do he went. So they watched a colt being born.
Remembering the Good Times was not a bad book. I liked it a little bit. I would rate it a three out of five. I just dont like books with people dieing in them. But it wasnt the worst book I ever read. It really skipped along. One minute it would be talking about summer then it was already the school year.
The reason I would rate this book a three out of five is because it skipped too much, to fast. It was a little confusing to me. I like reading at a nice slow pace. I cant read very fast or I have to reread it. I had to reread in this book a little bit. Otherwise I would not have understood what was going on in the book. That is one of the reasons I did not like this book.
In the books I read people do not die. Therefore I did not like the book Remembering the good times. And I did not enjoy how the character died in Remembering the Good Times. I do not like it when people die in real life. I do not like funerals either.
But I did like some of the book. Like how you do not know what is happening next in the book. I also liked the suspense. And how the author gives you hints. But you really actually do not expect it. Like when Travis goes to jail he never even knew it was going to happen. Overall it was not a really bad book.
I liked this book because it gave a lot of different types of morals and told about real-life situations that can be painful.
Reader reviewed by Jessica S.
Remembering the Good Times
I liked this book because it gave a lot of different types of morals and told about real-life situations that can be painful. It reminded me about the relationships with some of my own friends, and how much I really love them. The way the book talks about grandparents and step-parents definitely relates to my own life.
My friends and I are very different. No matter that our grades, interests, or where we live are sometimes totally opposites. We have a great time together no matter where we are, just as long as were there. Kate is the Slocum norm female, Trav is the super-genius sub, and Buck is the drifting somewhere unknown foreigner. Theyre not judgmental and they stick together.
Although my grandma isnt as old as Polly, she can get mean. But she always means it to teach, never just because she feels like being grouchy. My grandma always seems to know something no one else knows. Shell give you a sly smile and surprise you later. You can come to Grandma with anything and shell find a way to fix it and make everything alright, like when Polly found the group costumes for Halloween or when she gave a meaningful speech for Trav at the end of the book.
My parents divorced when I was really young, so I didnt mind that they werent together because I couldnt remember a time when they were. I do recall, though, not enjoying the changes in parents. I gained two new parents and a couple of new siblings too early. I have two homes now, and it can get very frustrating. Theres always changes somewhere else, or Im not use to that place and they have a separate life that Im not a part of because one family lives states away. Its like Bucks situation, because he felt like he was intruding on Mr. and Mrs. Wunderlichs new marriage.
Remembering the Good Times is a book about friendship, love, and the lose of a loved one. This book has high points of suspense. I would recommend this book to people that have lost someone they loved, especially if they were young.
This book is about 3 friends, Buck, Kate, and Trav. All these kids are smart and athletic. None of them have a bad home you life, so I wonder why one of them would feel so bad about them self. It might not make sense now but if you read the book it will.
They have fun times together and like to play card with Polly. Polly is a fun, exciting old woman. All of them get along very well. They enjoy each others presence. Just one thing tears them apart. They never thought it would happen but it did. As you are reading you could never expect it. They always act like everything g is ok.
Sometimes things just happen. And they find that out the hard way. All of a sudden he dies. And they can do nothing about it. He is gone and he is never coming back. A lot of people can relate to this. I would recommend Remembering the Good Time to someone who needs to know that it happens and that they are not the only one.
The book my take a while to get into but once you get into it its very interesting. So give it a chance it is a heart warming book.