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Mister and Me

por Kimberly Willis Holt

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In a small Louisiana mill town in 1940, Jolene does not want her Momma to marry the logger who is courting her, but it seems that even her most defiantly bad behavior cannot make him go away.
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This is a nice little story about a girl's coming to terms with her mother remarrying after her father's death. This could be a good story to help children in similar circumstances because it does a good job of letting the reader in on the little girl's thoughts. We can see she's feeling unsure and afraid about the future - not fully understanding what this new marriage will mean for her family and her place in it. A particularly strong scene in the book is when the girl lets her fear and jealousy get the best of her and destroys a gift that was meant for her mother from her mother's fiance. Her pain and regret is palpable. The story does have a happy ending, though. I did only give the book three stars because I thought the resolution came too easily which I found unrealistic. I think a child going through similar emotions would have a much tougher time than the character in the book. I would have liked to see a slightly longer book with more depth to the protagonist's journey. ( )
  afogg | Nov 26, 2019 |
Set in a small town in 1940's Louisiana, a little girl name Jolene Johnson is trying to stop her mother from courting a man she only calls "Mister". Jolene lost her father and is not looking for a new one in Leroy Redfield (Mister's actual name). Although she doesn't even remember her father, she still believes her mother and grandpa are doing just fine without a "daddy" in the family. By the end of the book Jolene has found a way to accept Mister and in return she gains a new understanding of a family. The theme of family and it being blended or not looking traditional definitely reminded me of the book Bud Not Buddy. He was hell bent on finding blood family and found something deeper in his journey. Jolene was hell bent on her family consisting of only blood and found something different with time. Jolene's emotional growth in her perception of family is awesome to read about. I feel like her story is the story of a lot of the kids that I work with on a daily basis as an inner city school teacher. Their mom has a "boyfriend" and they express to me how they think their family is just fine without their mom dating. Its always an adjustment adding a new member of any kind to a family and i'm proud of the character Jolene for letting her heart open up and eventually accept this man who loved her and her mom so much. ( )
  Jmratlif | Nov 26, 2019 |
Mister and Me is an amazing book set in the 1940s. It is about this young girl named Jolene who lives in Southern Louisiana. Jolene lost her father when she was young girl. Her mother started seeing another man named Leroy. She doesnt like Leroy at first but then she learns to love and accept him. This is an amazing book explaining the change that happens in someones life when they lose their parent and have to accept somebody else in as their step parent. ( )
  JPham4 | Nov 26, 2019 |
Jolene is a young girl living in southern Louisiana. She lives with her single mother and grandfather until her mother starts dating a man named Leroy. Jolene doesn't like Leroy at first, but soon learns to love him and accept him into her family.
This is a sweet story about the difficulty of blending a family. Jolene has ideas about what her family looks like, she loves her father and feels like her mother remarrying is a betrayal to him. She's afraid of change and has many ideas about who Leroy is and what he'll do to her family. But ultimately she realizes he is kind and that her family may look different now, but it might be better. ( )
  atreffinger | Nov 25, 2019 |
In this story Jolene the main character is a little girl who lost her father when she was very young. She misses her father so much and thinks about him all the time but now it’s just her, her mother and her grandfather. On Friday nights her mother would all ways take her and her best friend to the theater until she meets a man. Leroy took Jolene’s mother Ruby out dancing a few times on Friday nights so that made Jolene feel like her mother was in a way being taken away from her. So she hated Leroy and didn’t understand why her mothers need to see him. Jolene was left with Leroy while her mother and grandfather had to take a trip because Jolene aunt passed away. Spending that time with him Jolene soon realize he wasn’t a bad person and was happy that he wanted to marry her mother. I loved this book it teach kids about change and acceptance. ( )
  Lorrennea | Sep 3, 2019 |
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