The life and times of Benny Alvarez

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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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subject_facet Families -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Poetry -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The life and times of Benny Alvarez
title_full The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez, The life and times of Benny Alvarez / Peter Johnson
title_short The life and times of Benny Alvarez
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