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Understanding Buddy

By: Marc Kornblatt

Contemporary Fiction

Everyone at school thinks the new boy, Buddy, is weird, but they don’t know the truth about him – and Sam does. If Sam takes Buddy’s side, he’ll lose his best friend, Alex. What should he do?

Ages: 10+

128 pages

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Average Rating: (25 Ratings)

This book was AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/8/2018 by Little Red

I loved this book!

This book made me think more on how I can help other people like buddy.

pretty good
Submitted 4/4/2018 by ravsara

This book was pretty good. there were some sad parts, but it was a good story. It definitely emphasizes the importance of being a good person and a good friend.

An OK book
Submitted 3/4/2018 by epicpenguin

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

But it was a little boring

COOL!!!!!
Submitted 2/10/2018 by TheDad

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

COOL!!!

This is a great book.
Submitted 2/9/2018 by bigbubba

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book made me think more about having a good friend.

Definitely read it
Submitted 2/7/2018 by jujubee

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

the book is soon good it makes you think about friendship and not judging someone by their family and lifestyle. The book can get sad at times but it is still good.

Its much better than the cover as they say never judge a book by its cover
Submitted 2/7/2018 by lllovesharrypotter

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

it was really nice but I'm not going to spoil it for you

I Liked It But The Ending Wasn't So Great
Submitted 2/6/2018 by BallerinaB

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I don't like the main character Sam because he makes bad decisions and wants to be friends with a jerk named Alex. I felt bad for Buddy because Sam was paying more attention to Alex and I was disappointed that Sam and Alex stayed friends. I think boys would like this book better than girls.

Meh...
Submitted 2/3/2018 by thebusybee

This book was just OK

Dont really like it, but ok.

Great book!
Submitted 1/14/2018 by sheba

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really good and made me understand the true meaning of friendship and how important it is to keep your good friends close.

Really nice book
Submitted 1/8/2018 by habibi

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really sweet and it made me think about being a good friend

I like this book
Submitted 1/6/2018 by schwarzie74

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is a good book about friends that made me feel happy.

Really Good Book
Submitted 1/5/2018 by allaboutbooks

I loved this book. you should read it. I promise that you won't be dissapointed. When I got it, I read it nonstop and finished it in 2 or 3 days.

Awesome
Submitted 1/5/2018 by FlyingFish8

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book is awesome. It's about a jewish boy, but it's more about friendship. read this book!!

Awesome
Submitted 1/4/2018 by orangereader

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Super good.👏😍🤗

Great Book!
Submitted 1/4/2018 by Lovestoread613

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

When Buddy's mother dies, I like that Sam tries to stick up for him. That is what friends do. They help you.

Surprisingly, really good
Submitted 1/3/2018 by TheDot

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is really good and uses multi-themed texts to hook you in. When I finished this book I felt oddly overwhelmed, but in a good way. Way To Go!

A MUST READ
Submitted 1/2/2018 by cookielolo26

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing! It was both happy and even a little sad. It made me also think about standing up for your friends. It definitely is a MUST READ!!!

BEST book!😍
Submitted 1/2/2018 by 111009009

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

a very interesting and good book about friendship and understanding 🖤🇮🇱

MUST READ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/4/2017 by Catcher08

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK you should definitely read it . It can get boring in some parts but most parts where really good .

It was A really good book
Submitted 12/4/2017 by TheCoolKid

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book because it made me think about my own life and stuff I could do better like being nicer to everyone even if they are not my friends.

Understanding Buddy
Submitted 12/2/2017 by merkat

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I Love This Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A very meaningful book.
Submitted 11/25/2017 by Zephyros777

I would read more books by this author.

This is a very good book, and it has a very well-wrought storyline. The book did feel more like a character study than a children's book, however, and some of the topics and feelings were very strong, like death and loneliness. A very good book, but maybe a bit too meaningful for the type of reader that just wants a nighttime story.

Submitted 10/8/2017 by Ohevetsfarim

I would lend this book to a friend!
Submitted 10/1/2017 by Design Team

I liked this book because we got to know the characters really well. The people who would enjoy this book are people interested in stories about friends and family.

by Ruben, Age 10

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Marc Kornblatt
Author of Understanding Buddy

Marc Kornblatt has had a lot of different jobs, including waiter, bartender, actor, doorman, and film maker. He first started to write books when a friend needed help finishing hers on time. Since then he’s written picture books, and books about the Spanish Inquisition and the American Revolution. In his free-time he likes running, biking, swimming, and camping.

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