Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler.

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.

In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.

Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on February 5, 2019 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0544790855
ISBN-13: 9780544790858
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  • imabookworm3
    imabookworm3Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:24 am55 stars
    I decided to read this book because it looked interesting, spoiler alert it was. Carter is the main charter and is just going about his normal life when boom! He gets a butler from the British . I think it is a really good story.
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