The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez

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For readers who can't get enough of the funny writings of bestselling authors Jerry Spinelli and Gary D. Schmidt comes another heartfelt story about school, friendship, and family from Peter Johnson, author of The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. AKA Houdini—a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012.

Everyone thinks Benny Alvarez is Mr. Negativity. According to Benny, he's just realistic about seeing the "other side" of things—when it comes to just about everything. But maybe there's another way to deal with the things Benny can't control—like his ailing grandfather, his wild younger brother, and the know-it-all girls at school. In this poignant novel about acceptance, Benny Alvarez will have to decide . . . Is the glass half empty or half full?

The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez is a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate your family all the more.

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This heartfelt story about school, friendship, and family is perfect for readers who can't get enough of such middle grade favorites as Jerry Spinelli and Gary D. Schmidt. From acclaimed author Peter Johnson, The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez is a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate your family all the more.

Everyone thinks Benny Alvarez is Mr. Negativity. According to Benny, he's just realistic about seeing the "other side" of things—when it comes to just about everything. But maybe there's another way to deal with the things Benny can't control—like his ailing grandfather, his wild younger brother, and the know-it-all girls at school. In this poignant novel about acceptance, Benny Alvarez will have to decide . . . is the glass half empty or half full?

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negative, adjective: (1) characterized by lacking positive attributes; (2) Benny Alvarez

contrary, adjective: (1) stubbornly opposed or willful; (2) Benny Alvarez

family, noun: (1) any group of persons closely related by blood or marriage; (2) Mom, Dad, Irene, Benny, Crash, Grandpa Alvarez, and Gloria

love, noun: a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection

loss, noun: (1) the state of being deprived of or of being without something that one has had; (2) something that is lost; (3) death, or the fact of being dead

Everyone thinks Benny Alvarez is Mr. Negativity. According to Benny, he's just realistic about seeing the "other side" of things—when it comes to almost everything.

But maybe there's a different way to deal with the things Benny can't control—like his ailing grandfather, his wild younger brother, and the know-it-all girls at school.

In this poignant novel about acceptance, Benny Alvarez will have to decide . . . is the glass half empty or half full?

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