Book of the Week: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
In this book
On a chaotic school morning, the last thing Carter Jones expects to hear is the doorbell. Imagine his surprise, then, when he finds a British butler at his front steps. A gentleman’s gentleman, to be exact.
When the Butler takes charge of the Jones family, Carter decides to rebel American Revolution style. But what he doesn’t know is that the Butler’s words will prove to be ever so important in the coming days: “Make good decisions and remember who you are, Master Jones.”
The publisher recommends it for ages 10-12. I think 12+ would be better. As in all of Gary Schmidt’s books, there are heavy themes (death, abandonment) that surface as the story progresses.
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