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The Best Man

Richard Peck

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Description:

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos. Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth-Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn't see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. Then a really big one when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story. In pages that ripple with laughter, there's a teardrop here and there. And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch

Length:

4h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:32