The Best Man

The Best Man
Author: Richard Peck
Pages: 240
ISBN10: 0803738390
Genre: Childrens
Goodreads Rating: 3.97
ISBN13: 9780803738393
Published: September 20th 2016 by Dial Books

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck brings us this big-hearted novel about gay marriage from a kid’s endearing perspective When Archer is in sixth grade, his beloved uncle Paul marries another man—Archer’s favorite student teacher. But that’s getting ahead of the story, and a wonderful story it is. In Archer’s sweetly naïve but observant voice, his life through elementary school is recounted: the outspoken, ever-loyal friends he makes, the teachers who blunder or inspire, and the family members who serve as his role models. From one exhilarating, unexpected episode to another, Archer’s story rolls along as he puzzles over the people in his life and the kind of person he wants to become…and manages to help his uncle become his best self as well.