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  1. says:

    I had to keep reading to see how this one came outBuck is a boy with some problems First of all he stutters painfully almost constantly He dreads any type of public speaking including giving answers in class He's picked on by some other boys for it Secondly his best friend moved away and now he has no one to go caving with He lives for the th

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    There are a lot of things to like about this middle years adventure novel The details about Buck's family friends and the difficulties he faces because he stutters provides a level of depth which is fantastic to

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    This book was about a boy named Buck Anderson who loved to go into caves However during his everyday life he was made fun of because he stuttered Being bullied by others led Buck to be desperate on how to deal with his stuttering through thrilling incidentsI believe someone would like to read this book because it has a good ending that has you on the edge of your seat Although it started off slow it is worth readingAs fa

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    Boy who stutters lost his best friend bc moved away loves to cave family mattersI like the themes of this book but it's very long and detailed for the target audience Eg two pages about skittles towards the end Uncle Mel is a great ro

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    It's a real cliffhanger D

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    Copy provided by the publisherBuck is looking at difficult summer at his rural home near the Blue Ridge Mountains His best friend has moved away he's being teased by boys in his class who mock his stutter and he has to do a lot of work in the family garden and also for a man his uncle has been helping All Buck wants to do is to investigate the caves near his home but his parents won't let him go without someone else Luckily wor

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    Buck Anderson feels even isolated now that his best friend David has moved away and his twin sister is busy with her own friends and a boyfriend His small size and stuttering make him the object of ridicule for some older boys and some of his classmates During the summer before his eighth grade year Buck faces a lot of changes some

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    Summary Buck Anderson is a thirteen year old boy living in Virginia who enjoys exploring caves and struggles with a speech impediment The story follows him throughout his summer as he dreams of exploring a small cave he found called

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    Interesting adventure story for kids giving insight on an usual hobby caving I visited a few local caves when I was 121314 years old and even though they were well lit those tight spaces did not make me want to go any furtherNot so for young Buck Anderson In the beginning he explored local caves very cautiously and always with his best friend Dave When Dave moves away however Buck can't resist the urge to continue exploring alone Early on

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    I won an ARC of this in a YA Book Central giveaway The book was provided by the publisherIf you are looking for adventure then this the book for you Buck Anderson a thirteen year old spelunker always imagined expl

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Ck from his worries It is the heart pounding exhilaration he feels when exploring underground caves in and around his hometown He used to go caving with David but he's determined to continue on his own now He doesn’t know that changes are headed his way changes that just might make him rethink his view of the world and his place in it. Buck Anderson feels even isolated now that his best friend David has moved away and his twin sister is busy with her own friends and a boyfriend His small size and stuttering make him the object of ridicule for some older boys and some of his classmates During the summer before his eighth grade year Buck faces a lot of changes some welcome and some not so welcome When his uncle arranges for him to help out Jacob Wall an elderly hermit he does so reluctantly because the man s gruff manner frightens him As it turns out Wall was once a speech pathologist in the military and he offers to teach Buck how to deal with his stuttering Although Buck doesn t particularly want the help he also hates being teased by others The only place he finds solace is when he s underground exploring possible caves in the area But caving alone is a risky venture Readers will be fascinated by how courageous and determined Buck is when he is kidnapped and put into a pit as a prank and then makes his way to safety It s interesting to note how someone who has avoided conflict and steered clear of bullies for much of his life can possess such bravery and will to live underground Although there are some small distractions from the main story such as the funny scenes at the diner with his uncle his siblings plans to leave the area someday and the lumber theft all of these are part of building the suspense and adding layering to the family dynamics of which he is a part What scared me the most was how much of a risk he took by exploring the cave especially since no one knew exactly where he was There were moments when I could literally feel the cave walls pressing in on me due to the author s detailed descriptions Then too it is clear that this hard working family loves one another even when they don t always understand each other s ambitions

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Going Where Its Dark

A middle grade novel that combines adrenaline fueled adventure with a coming of age story about a boy who loves the challenges he faces when caving but finds daily life dealing with his stuttering problem a most difficult challengeBuck Anderson’s life seems to be changing completely His best friend David has moved away his anxious par. I had to keep reading to see how this one came outBuck is a boy with some problems First of all he stutters painfully almost constantly He dreads any type of public speaking including giving answers in class He s picked on by some other boys for it Secondly his best friend moved away and now he has no one to go caving with He lives for the thrill of discovering something new underground After all how much land above ground has been explored All of it At least around his town Inside a cave though you could be the first person to ever see what s down there The last frontier The thing is he s found a new cave one that looks like it could be incredible on the inside He s not stupid He s never gone past where he can still see the entrance Yet it calls to him He s just got to get in there and explore He s going to need better euipment though which takes money and a whole day off It s going to take some planningOver the course of several months many issues come to a head for Buck and somehow twine around each other in unexpected ways leading up to a dramatic conclusion Characters with depth including many of the minor characters I could sympathize with Buck through so many of his experiences He was a person to root for trying to do the right thing persevering even when it was hard His stuttering therapy was fascinating to me and added another layer of interest to the story As for the caving I have really only had one experience wild caving which I did not enjoy Even so I could begin to see some of the allure from Buck s point of view Bonus reading the descriptions in this book made me feel like I had almost been there so I got to experience it again without actually slithering around in the smelly mud banging my head on rocks Yup Proud to be an armchair spelunkerAfter I had read this one my son and I talked at various times about caving bullying and stuttering So that was a win Lots of good discussion pointsI blog at wwwofbooksandbloomscom

Free read Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Ents are hounding him than ever he has reluctantly agreed to fill in for his uncle and do odd jobs for a grumpy old veteran in town and Going Where PDF or his twin sister has a new boyfriend and is never around any To top it all off Buck is bullied by a group of boys at school mainly because he stutters There is one thing that frees Bu. Copy provided by the publisherBuck is looking at difficult summer at his rural home near the Blue Ridge Mountains His best friend has moved away he s being teased by boys in his class who mock his stutter and he has to do a lot of work in the family garden and also for a man his uncle has been helping All Buck wants to do is to investigate the caves near his home but his parents won t let him go without someone else Luckily working for Jacob Wall has its advantages Wall once worked with veterans who had speech issues and is willing to help Buck for free In the meantime Buck also helps his grandfather investigate plywood thefts at the family lumberyard with the help of his older brother and uncle When the boys from his class who have been making fun of him drop Buck down a pit uite some way from his home he knows he can use his spelunking skills to get home but the adventure is harrowing than he expected it to be Going Where It s Dark has a great sense of place as well as a number of well developed characters Buck s family is very supportive even though his parents are struggling with work issues and it s nice to see the inclusion of his truck driving uncle who is around from time to time as well as his twin sister who has secrets of her own The two biggest issues in the book are Buck s speech problems and his interest in caving Both are treated with care and the research and background knowledge Naylor has of both of these is evident I just wish that the excitement of the caving adventure had come much earlier in the book Some tighter editing would have made this a stronger story there are a lot of things going on in the book that are less than interesting The plywood stealing could have been cut out and while the boys ridiculing Buck for his stutter were necessary to get him into the cave it s hard to believe that this sort of behavior would have been tolerated by any adult in the picture Buck s mother taking him to the faith healer also could have been cut Naylor is such a good author that it seems rude to criticize her work This was a good book that could have been even better