The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez - Peter Johnson

The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez (Harper, $16.99) aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Benny is a normal seventh-grader, navigating middle school with the typical lack of finesse. Seen as the downer, negative type, Benny has to deal with classes, like poetry, in which he isn’t the least bit interested and with trying to figure out the opposite sex, in which he is very interested. Stuck in between a wild, hyperactive younger brother and an older sister who believes she is always right, Benny seeks comfort and refuge from his elderly grandfather. His loving parents are there to help and offer Benny some advice, especially when his grandfather’s health begins to decline. Peter Johnson’s novel is the perfect read for any middle-schooler trying to fit in and make sense of the early teenage years. Ages 12-15. Kasie Griffitts

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ISBN: 9780062215963
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: HarperCollins - June 24th, 2014

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