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June 25, 2020
The Tale of Two Weddings
by Page Turner

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Summary

Archer has been in two weddings in his twelve-year-old life, one a disaster and the other spectacular. Sit back, he’ll tell you the story.

Review

To say that I fell in love with this book would be a gross understatement. From the get-go, I was hooked. I think Archer’s narration was a big part of this. He’s funny in that childish, matter-of-fact way that had me charmed immediately. Archer may be a little oblivious, but he always means well.

I also loved the maturity of this book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s full of simplistic kiddie wisdom, but the way everything is handled is incredibly mature. The adults never belittle any of the children. If they have a question, it gets answered clearly – “you’ll understand when you’re older” isn’t really something they use. It certainly avoids the trope of children trying to figure things out for themselves for lack of adult help and consequently getting in trouble for it. All in all, this book was phenomenal and definitely one I would recommend.

Yours in love and literature, Page.

It’s Pride month! Recommend any of your favorite LGBTQIA+ books to me (@page.turner.omnibus) on Instagram!

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