Remembering the Good Times

Remembering the Good Times

by Richard Peck

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Overview

How well do we know our best  friends?

They were the best of friends.  Sixteen-year-old Buck Mendenhall first met Kate Lucas the  summer before seventh grade. In eighth grade they made  friends with the brilliant and wealthy newcomer,  Trav Kirby.

They didn't seem to  need anyone else. Mostly they looked forward to the  good times shared at Kate's house. it didn't  matter if their classmates wondered about them; no one  could unravel their binding  ties.

At least that's what they thought. When one of  the trio finds the future too great a threat, the  other two can only wonder: "How well did we  know our best friend?"

  "With humanity, wit, and a quiet intensity, Peck's novel   depicts suicide as a turning point inward of the pressures in  an alienated and violent society." -- Booklist, starred review.

  A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440973393
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1986
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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Remembering the Good Times 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Mtnpersei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You assume your friends will survive growing up , no matter how hard it is. So when one doesn't, 2 others must find a way to survive without him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book.. it really dose have a well developed story and dose make you wonder a little.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remembering the Good Times is a great book about the power of frienship. It teaches you to look around at the people that you love. Be there for them, and let them know you are there for them. Just letting them know you care can make all the difference. I know first hand. This is the best book in the world! Peck is a wonderful writer. My eigth grade teacher read this book aloud to my class last year. It was amazing, and it felt real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was written like it really happened to someone. I laughed, cried, and related to this book. It's a reality book that I recommend to anyone who comes buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved how there was a very descrpitive description of all of the characters. By the end of the story you'll feel as if you are one of the characters mentioned in the story. It's wonderful how these three kids meet and become very close friends. This story kind of reminds me of my best friend and me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Remembering the Good Times is an outstanding book. I loved reading it. When I started reading it I never wanted to put it down. When I came to the last page I wanted to pretend I never begun reading it. I would recommend this book to everyone. It makes you think and it kinda puts you in the place of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because there were not many characters, so you got to know each one very well. I also liked the way the author showed changes when time went by. One thing I didn't like was how short the book was! It was so good I never wanted it to end.