Queenie Peavy

Queenie Peavy Tormented By Taunts That Her Father Is In Prison, Thirteen Year Old Queenie Retaliates By Causing A Lot Of Trouble Until She Discovers Something Important About Her Father And Herself. This is a great book for early adolescents, as it addresses issues of honesty, integrity and responsibility It s also a good book for the young ladies because Queenie Peavy is badass and can hold her own against anyone She s smart, tough, unbiased and
Touching story of an improverished girl trying to find her way through a very tough time I read this, only once, over 30 years ago and it has always stuck with me and is actually a very favorite of mine. I read thisthan 25 years ago, but the unique gritty story has stayed with me When my boys are a bit older I ll recommend it to them. 1930s Georgia Thirteen year old tomboy Queenie Peavy is known around town for her major attitude and her affinity for chucking pebbles at things She takes pride in having the best throwing arm with the best aim in town and can t understand why everyone is so hung up on her not beingladylike But Queenie isn t talking to anyone about what s really bothering her inside.With her father in jail and her mother forced to work extra long hours at the canning plant to make ends meet, Queenie c 1930s Georgia Thirteen year old tomboy Queenie Peavy is known around town for her major attitude and her affinity for chucking pebbles at things She takes pride in having the best throwing arm with the best aim in town and can t understand why everyone is so hung up on her not beingladylike But Queenie isn t talking to anyone about what s really bothering her inside.With her father in jail and her mother forced to work extra long hours at the canning plant to make ends meet, Queenie can t
I red this a long time ago as a children s librarian and remember liking it A good book for discussion and still relevant today. I registered a book at BookCrossing.com The first real tomboy of my genre and the most memorable Queenie Peavy doesn t care about anything At least that s what she tells herself when her classmates make fun of her for being poor, or when children in town taunt her because her father is in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta Between chewing tobacco, throwing rocks, and even breaking one of her classmate s legs, Queenie s on the road to deep trouble herself If only her father will come home, everything will be better, right Queenie Peavy is an incredibly real novel about a girl on the cusp Queenie Peavy doesn t care about anything At least that s what she tells herself when her classmates make fun of her for being poor, or when children in town taunt her because her father is in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta Between chewing tobacco, throwing rocks, and even breaking one of her classmate s legs, Queenie s on the road to deep trouble herself If only her father will come home, everything will be bette
An unusual book that does a good job of letting the protagonist figure things out for herself Slow at the start, but by the halfway point things are really happening, and it remains compelling to the end It should be required reading for those who obsess over microagressions and trigger warnings because Queenie shows that you have the choice either you let yourself be offended or you don t Either way, you are in control I fear that the general level of morality has declined quite a bit An unusual book that does a good job of letting the protagonist figure things out for herself Slow at the start, but by the halfway point things are really happ
I read this in elementary school, and Queenie s poverty made a huge impression on me it stuck so hard, a couple of years ago I had to go find this at the library and read it again.As an adult, what struck me was this story s moral of self control It isn t until Queenie with the support of some helpful adults learns to control her temper and not be at its mercy that she gains some measure of peace Queenie s hero worship of and subsequent abandonment by her father is heart rending do I read this in elementary school, and Queenie s poverty made a huge impression on me it stuck so hard, a couple of years ago I had to go find this at the library and read it again.As an adult, what struck me was this story s moral of self control It isn t until Queenie with the support of some helpful adults learns to control her temper and not be at i

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Queenie Peavy
  • Robert Burch
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 0440475058