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One of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005, BUCKING THE SARGE is a solid read by Christopher Paul Curtis.

While the references to African Americans is toned down and oblique, it is obvious that the author is trying to convey the prejudice of American society in combination with the rampant deterioration of Flint, Michigan and how one family reacts to that situation. One of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005, BUCKING THE SARGE is a solid read by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Fifteen-year-old wannabe philosopher Luther T. Farrell knows a few things about life. Luther spends much of his time helping the Sarge run "Happy Neighbor Group Homes" around the city, including shaving and bathing elderly men and driving residents around with an illegal license. In spare moments he tries to win first place in the science fair at school and hang out with his best friend Sparky, all the while fantasizing mightily about his one true love, the beautiful Shayla.

The Sarge’s discipline techniques aren’t the kind of thing you’d learn on the Parenting Network, they’re more like what you’d pick up from watching the Animal Channel. Sparky kept running his mouth. ut I don’t expect any thanks, it’s just another case of me selflessly bailing my boy out. I said, How’re you bailing me out?

Bucking the Sarge book. The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther’s just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge’s Evil Empire-but he’s about to bust out.

Bucking the Sarge book. Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan  . If Luther wins the science fair this year, he’ll be on track for college and a future as America’s best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he’s got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint’s finest undertaker-and the love of Luther’s life.

Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters

Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. "Just a minute, fellas.

One of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005, BUCKING THE SARGE is a solid read by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Read online books written by Bucking the Sarge in our e-reader absolutely for free. Author of Christopher Paul Curtis at ReadAnyBook. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: An exceptional first novel. Publishers Weekly, Starred. and a totally believable child’s view of the world will make this book an instant hit. -School Library Journal, Starred

Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. A. I think complex characters are always the most fun ones to read about and to create, and who in this book is more complex than the Sarge? Is she evil? Hardly.

Bucking the Sarge epub download

ISBN13: 978-1400090365

ISBN: 1400090369

Category: Relationships and Parenting

Subcategory: Family Relationships

Language: English

Publisher: Listening Library

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Rating: 4.9

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SkroN
"Bucking The Sarge" is really a brilliant social commentary about the African American existence in the United State of America. While the references to African Americans is toned down and oblique, it is obvious that the author is trying to convey the prejudice of American society in combination with the rampant deterioration of Flint, Michigan and how one family reacts to that situation.

Our protagonist is the 13 year old son of a woman who has decided that she will make it on her own. She has gone into the real estate business in Flint, MI. And she is not selling real estate, she owns the houses and rents them out. She also does a number of other underhanded types of things.

She cheats the State government on new supplies. She runs a loan shark business that loans money to people down and out. She manipulates people and accomplishes things through underhanded influence. And when that does not work, she turns to money.

Our protagonist is her son. He is not well disposed to appreciate the actions of his mother. He is in fact somewhat disgusted at the tactics used by his mother to may her fortune. And ultimately, he decides to revolt against this corrupt authority.

The book is highly expressive and depicts a sorry situation in American culture. But it is clear that we should recognize this nadir in American Society so we can address how this type of situation can be handled. The book is a particularly excellent read for those between the ages of 13 and 16. It is recommended for those children and their parents.
SkroN
"Bucking The Sarge" is really a brilliant social commentary about the African American existence in the United State of America. While the references to African Americans is toned down and oblique, it is obvious that the author is trying to convey the prejudice of American society in combination with the rampant deterioration of Flint, Michigan and how one family reacts to that situation.

Our protagonist is the 13 year old son of a woman who has decided that she will make it on her own. She has gone into the real estate business in Flint, MI. And she is not selling real estate, she owns the houses and rents them out. She also does a number of other underhanded types of things.

She cheats the State government on new supplies. She runs a loan shark business that loans money to people down and out. She manipulates people and accomplishes things through underhanded influence. And when that does not work, she turns to money.

Our protagonist is her son. He is not well disposed to appreciate the actions of his mother. He is in fact somewhat disgusted at the tactics used by his mother to may her fortune. And ultimately, he decides to revolt against this corrupt authority.

The book is highly expressive and depicts a sorry situation in American culture. But it is clear that we should recognize this nadir in American Society so we can address how this type of situation can be handled. The book is a particularly excellent read for those between the ages of 13 and 16. It is recommended for those children and their parents.
Clodebd
One of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005, BUCKING THE SARGE is a solid read by Christopher Paul Curtis. The early novel of his, THE WATSONS GO TO BURMINGHAM:1963, was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book in 1996, and another of his, BUD, NOT BUDDY, won the Newbery Award Medal in 2000. An already acclaimed author, Curtis has delivered the humorous, if not outlandish story, of Luther T. Farrell, a young black boy and freshman in high school, who lives with and works for the Sarge (a.k.a. Mom), the mother of all mothers.

With his best friend Sparky, his love for philosophy, and his hatred for Flint, Michigan, Luther gets promoted to head of the Sarge's group home. At the same time, he's trying to think up the kind of idea that will win him 1st prize in the school's science fair for the third year in a year, an unprecedented feat. The problem is that the ordained-in-the-stars love of his life that he never talks to, Shayla Patrick, is his greatest competition, having nearly defeated him the year before.

While Luther's working his tail off for the Sarge, Sparky is scheming up ways to get rich quick, searching for the perfect case to take to Dontay Gaddy, the Big D.O.G. lawyer at 1-800-SUE-EM-ALL. Luther has a different plan. For a couple more years, he's going to keep working for the Sarge because she's loading up his education fund and that's the only real way to climb the ladder.

However, his new promotion at the group home gives him access to information he wishes he'd never found, the kind that changes your life forever, for better or for worse. With Sparky and Shayla still doing their things, Luther's going to have to figure out who the Sarge really is, what he's going to do about her, and how in the world he's ever going to make it out of Flint.

Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens
Clodebd
One of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005, BUCKING THE SARGE is a solid read by Christopher Paul Curtis. The early novel of his, THE WATSONS GO TO BURMINGHAM:1963, was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book in 1996, and another of his, BUD, NOT BUDDY, won the Newbery Award Medal in 2000. An already acclaimed author, Curtis has delivered the humorous, if not outlandish story, of Luther T. Farrell, a young black boy and freshman in high school, who lives with and works for the Sarge (a.k.a. Mom), the mother of all mothers.

With his best friend Sparky, his love for philosophy, and his hatred for Flint, Michigan, Luther gets promoted to head of the Sarge's group home. At the same time, he's trying to think up the kind of idea that will win him 1st prize in the school's science fair for the third year in a year, an unprecedented feat. The problem is that the ordained-in-the-stars love of his life that he never talks to, Shayla Patrick, is his greatest competition, having nearly defeated him the year before.

While Luther's working his tail off for the Sarge, Sparky is scheming up ways to get rich quick, searching for the perfect case to take to Dontay Gaddy, the Big D.O.G. lawyer at 1-800-SUE-EM-ALL. Luther has a different plan. For a couple more years, he's going to keep working for the Sarge because she's loading up his education fund and that's the only real way to climb the ladder.

However, his new promotion at the group home gives him access to information he wishes he'd never found, the kind that changes your life forever, for better or for worse. With Sparky and Shayla still doing their things, Luther's going to have to figure out who the Sarge really is, what he's going to do about her, and how in the world he's ever going to make it out of Flint.

Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens
Fegelv
Too much sleepy life. I felt the child couldn't have all those riches without dealing drugs also.
Fegelv
Too much sleepy life. I felt the child couldn't have all those riches without dealing drugs also.
Adrietius
I love this book, but it was smaller in size than I expected. Because of this, the print was very small. It arrived in plenty of time for a Christmas gift for my 11 year old grandson.
Adrietius
I love this book, but it was smaller in size than I expected. Because of this, the print was very small. It arrived in plenty of time for a Christmas gift for my 11 year old grandson.
Samardenob
Wanted to use with my seventh graders, but uses inappropriate language and content.
Samardenob
Wanted to use with my seventh graders, but uses inappropriate language and content.
furious ox
Best understood by a secondary level student, Curtis carefully delineates a life in Flint, Michigan. His ability to construct a believable scenario, authentic characters and an uplifting ending is sooooo satisfying. This is a book worth missing sleep in order to finish. It has got to be on the Newberry list!
furious ox
Best understood by a secondary level student, Curtis carefully delineates a life in Flint, Michigan. His ability to construct a believable scenario, authentic characters and an uplifting ending is sooooo satisfying. This is a book worth missing sleep in order to finish. It has got to be on the Newberry list!
Gravelblade
See my blog review on Libramadre's Contemplations from November 12, 2011: [...]
I liked this one so well that I am using it with my current Children's Literature class.
Gravelblade
See my blog review on Libramadre's Contemplations from November 12, 2011: [...]
I liked this one so well that I am using it with my current Children's Literature class.
Bucking the Sarge: is a nice addition to this collection. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in novels for urban youth.
Bucking the Sarge: is a nice addition to this collection. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in novels for urban youth.