The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!
Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some folks accused of stealing from the cap'n and his boss. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie... until he comes face-to-face with the fugitives and discovers their true identities. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move -- and soon. It's only a matter of time before Cap'n Buck catches on.
Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to this story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Imagine Huckleberry Finn written from a modern viewpoint. Set just before the Civil War, The Journey of Little Charlie tells the story of Charlie, a poor South Carolina sharecropper’s son who tangles with a violently sadistic slave owner. Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis tells Charlie’s story with period-specific 1850s dialect that takes a couple of pages to get used to, but adds bold color and a dry, sardonic wit. Little Charlie’s experiences are harsh, but his journey is ultimately uplifting, full of vibrant characters struggling to survive in a turbulent time.
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I REALLY HATE THIS BOOK
This book deserves zero stars for a reason. I HAD to put at least one star, but either way, this book deserves ZERO. I realize this author meant to misspell things for the accent and stuff, but it makes this whole thing confusing. Plus, it’s boring and kind of makes me uncomfortable. Whoever’s reading this review, I wouldn’t waste your money on this book - Gwen S.