soupAuthor: Robert Newton Peck

My rating: 2.5 of 5

I must admit, I initially picked this book up just because it was filed next to Richard Peck’s books and looked somewhat similar. And there are certain similarities: a sense of fun, a country feel, and a pile of mischief being notable ones. Soup is a collection of episodes that relate Rob’s friendship with Luther Wesley Vinson, affectionately (or not) known as “Soup.” Rob and Soup get themselves into just about as much trouble as two kids could, and into more than most would have the imagination to. The author walks a fine line in this book, relating a story in which the characters are troublemakers, but in which those characters are also amusing and somehow loveable too. This would be a particularly good read for those who have a strong sense of mischief themselves.

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