Read The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Online Free - From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope.
Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.
Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny.
But will anyone believe him?
|Title||:||The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
February 15, 2018
“Say what you will. But a person just cannot know what he doesn’t know. And you can’t always see that a bad thing is going to happen before it happens. If you could, no bad would ever come.”
Friendship, family, love and loyalty are all baked into this beautiful, sweet wonder of a book. An...
October 15, 2017
“You should know. There has been a lot of bad luck. Around me. Like, it follows me.” This quote perfectly sums up the young life of Mason in @heyleslieconnor’s latest book The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.
Mason stands out in his grade, not only because he is the biggest and sweatiest, but he ca...
February 01, 2018
THIS. BOOK! 😍 You were all right! It’s amazing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by @heyleslieconnor
Mason Buttle struggles in school and he lives on a derelict Apple farm with his grandmother, his unemployed uncle and Shayleen, a depressed young girl with a shopping habit....
December 21, 2017
Mason Buttle is a character I won't soon forget. He is bigger than most of the other seventh graders, he sweats a lot, he can't read or write well and he's relentlessly teased for all of the above. After the death of his best friend Benny he's trying to put back the pieces of his life. This is no...
February 11, 2018
Thank you to Harper Collins and Leslie Connor for providing an ARC for review to #collabookation.
Mason Buttle has problems. Lots of problems. His mom died when he was young, he lives in a tumbledown house with his grandma and uncle, who spends his days at the local diner. The orchard the Buttles...
February 15, 2018
Mason's voice reads so authentic and naively honest. It's apparent this character was born from a very loving place in author Leslie Connor's mind. You want to teach him so much but at the same time, want to shield and protect him from so much.
A warning: This book is surprisingly dark and heartb...
February 03, 2018
I'm not even going to try and review this book. It's one of those heartprint books for me that there aren't enough adjectives to describe. It will absolutely be on my list of favorite MG books of 2018 list, and it's hard to believe it won't make the top 5. I very rarely cry when I read, but I alm...
January 08, 2018
Wow! Absolutely loved this heartfelt story. Mason Buttle is a character you fall in love with from the beginning. So many times I wanted to reach through the pages and hug Mason and grab a hold of the bullies who are constantly teasing him. Another book that speaks to the message of kindness and...
February 15, 2018
I struggled to get into this one. I had so many questions and I was so impatient to have them answered. Well it was well worth the wait. Mason Buttle has to be one of my new favorite characters.
February 12, 2018
Wow! What a great read! Loved the story! Loved Mason! Favorite book by Leslie Connor so far! Middle-grade kids will love this read!