On the first day, Little Man is practicing difficult words that begin with R and B as he throws each paper. Little Man's stutter only grows more profound as he attempts to explain what he was really doing. Since he's unable to provide a verbal explanation, he writes a note to the woman and leaves it at her house later that night.
Little Man refuses, however, aware that this is his responsibility and he must do it alone. Most of the houses leave the paper money clipped to the door or mailbox for Little Man. However, he is forced to ask for the money and say the difficult N sound in "ninety-five cents" when he stops at one particular house. That first night, Little Man also meets Mr.
Spiro helps him when he accidentally causes himself to faint while trying to say the difficult "V" sound in his real name. Spiro speaks to Little Man like he is a normal person, waiting patiently for him to spit out his words instead of rushing him like most strangers do. Spiro also gives Little Man a quarter of a dollar bill as a tip with the word "Student" written carefully on it. Spiro promises Little Man another piece of the bill each week for the remainder of the month.
Early in his job as the paperboy, Little Man gave a local junk man his knife to be sharpened. The junk man, who is named Ara T, refuses to give the knife back. Little Man finally tells Mam about the missing knife. Mam disappears for several days afterward and returns with a bruised and battered face. Mam refuses to tell Little Man what happened, but he suspects Ara T is responsible.
Little Man sets about trying to find his knife. Little Man continues to meet with Mr. At each meeting, Mr. Spiro answers Little Man's questions honestly and intelligently while forcing the narrator to orally ask his questions. Spiro helps Little Man recite a poem he wrote by saying it with him.
Spiro also gives Little Man two more pieces of the dollar bill. These say "Servant" and "Seller. Near the end of the month, Little Man discovers that his bedroom has been broken into after he accidentally left a ladder outside his window.
From there, they catch a bus and go to a section of town where there are bars on every corner. Little Man becomes overwhelmed by the smell, however, and follows Mam into the bar.
Little Man distracts Ara T by throwing a beer bottle at his head. Spiro leaves on a trip. However, before he goes, he gives Little Man the last piece of the dollar bill, which says "Seeker. He took over his friend's job, and hoped that he can get better at speaking because he was required to speak to adults during the newspapers are handed out. One part that I was really heart broken is that the pain of not being able to do what others do, for example, when your friends all get to play at an amusement park, while your mom forbidden you to.
That's what Little Man feels. Just it's much deeper, much painful that just not going to the amusement park. Little Man had try all techniques pushing him to speak, and this is painful for a reader to read.
I don't really appreciate how people beside him treated him, sometimes they are just too cruel, and will harm Little Man from deep down inside. If I was Little Man's friend or neighbor, I will be willing to help him learn to talk, or even help him with communicating with others.
This book was about a boy with a speech impediment who is trying to find his place in the world. This captivating novel covers how the main character is a paperboy for one summer and how much the experience changes him. This book is written in great detail and will make you want to read more and more. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a full and deep story. Gaffney Wednesday, February 4, at 7: Recommended by Donalyn Miller. Seems like a historical fiction book.
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Paperboy is an award winning novel by Vince Vawter. In this book, a young boy with a stutter takes over his friend Rat’s paper route while Rat is visiting his grandparents. The young boy struggles with his stutter to such a degree that he is frightened for Friday, collection day, to come around. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May Words don’t come easy for an year-old boy coming of age in the segregated South of Vince Vawter’s moving novel, Paperboy. Spending the summer tending his best friend’s paper route leads to new discoveries, friendships, and danger as the lives behind the closed doors of neighbors, /5().
PAPERBOY. by Vince Vawter. Age Range: 10 - 14 Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, More Children's > More Young Adult > SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS: our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. This book was about a boy with a speech impediment who is trying to find his place in the world. This captivating novel covers how the main character is a paperboy for one summer and how much the experience changes him.5/5(2).