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Buttermilk Hill I have mixed feelings about this book It is well written and I really liked Piper But her parents are two of the most inconsiderate and selfish people I have ever had the misfortune of getting to know The book spans three years and for the majority of it I feel like it's just a list of all of the crappy things her parents have done to her I don't know how critics consider this a heartwarming book Although the ending was sweet Piper's reconciliation with her mom was almost nonexistent They went from being near enemies to understanding each other completely with no real journey to get there And Piper's poems were not consistent They went from being excellent to not that good and back again And most of the book feels like a summary of what's going on in Piper's lifeBucky's story I would say is my favorite part of the book but it kind of appeared out of nowhere about halfway throughThere was nothing really wrong morally with the book but I just found myself continually frustrated and angry as I read; at Piper's parents mostly but also at the idea that someone can't be happy in a small town or in their hometown; that they have to go Elsewhere to find happiness I don't believe that that is a good lesson to teach kids but it's one so often taught This is a great book I loved it This book is aboutA girl named Piper lives in buttermilk hill She has her cousin Lindy that she hanges out with they are the same age 11 Lindy is Pipers fathers mothers daughter They are in church one day and a old man dies on Piper Eventually Piper's mother and father get a divorce All goes to crazyness from there untill the very end 9 Up This girl piper lives in a traler park with her mom and dad Her mom and dad werent getting along so they got divorced Piper is very upset about thisso has her life goes on her poetry helps her to stay together or to be the better person Piper has an aunt named lindy whitch is the same age as her After the divorce piper's dad dnver has a girlfriend named melba that has to twin boys Louis and Larry Then pipers mom tiny gets a boyfriend named Guy Webb that she goes to college with Buttermilk hill was a great book but started out a little sad It was sad because in the beginning Piper's parents were going through a divorce and were always arguing during the night This was tough for Piper so she started to enjoy making poems for her personal self that she sometimes shared with her aunt Lindy but soon went to a meeting with a group of adults at the town library and started sharing her poems That is what got her through the divorce of her parents her aunt and her poems Buttermilk Hill is about a girl named Piper who's parents are going through a divorce She copes through this situation I learned that you can make it through everything and everything will turn out fine in the end I enjoyed this book I recommend this book to someone who's parents are going through a divorce Buttermilk Hill by Ruth White is a fine novel This novel seems to do everything it does well even as it introduces older complicated themes However I feel that this is the extent of what it does well The characters I feel are lackluster not holding much to them This paired with the engaging ideas the story suggest only seems to fall flat With no real connection with the characters the readers don't feel the injustice we should feel with our protagonist Having my parents get divorce I could relate so much on a personal level with Piper It is a very emotional book so buckle your seat belt Highly recommend This book has helped me understand a few things about my parents divorce and put words on how I felt Piper is surrounded by her family in Buttermilk Hill—which got its name from the flowers that cover the hillside—and enjoys having everyone close But trouble comes to a head when her father decides he can’t take her mother’s dreaming any and walks out Suddenly Piper’s world changes and she isn’t sure how to deal with her parents acting like children Fortunately her aunt who is the same age she is sticks with her and encourages her to explore her poetry —even to try doing a reading at the public library Piper also makes a new friend—Bucky and her mother gets her a dogThis is a rather heartwarming tale despite the heavy subject of divorce Piper is a strong girl throughout the book and though her struggles are real she manages to maintain a positive attitude which is refreshing Piper’s poetry is sprinkled throughout the book giving readers an inside to her true emotions Piper is the most developed character but we learn a lot about Bucky and his mysterious past as well The changes Piper goes through seem uick but an appropriate amount of time does pass and everything mostly works out at the end which is also refreshing A good coming of age story without too much angst Finding a way to cope through poetryThe days seem carefree for Piper Berry in her hometown of Buttermilk Hill North Carolina days filled with fishing with her daddy and ten year old auntbest friend Lindy and listening to her grandmother's stories But then Mama Tiny Lambert whom readers may remember from Weeping Willow announces she wants out of life than being a housewife and Daddy thinks this is unreasonable He moves out and that ugly word d i v o r c e becomes a reality Soon Mama's time becomes consumed with waiting tables and taking college classes Daddy remarries adopts two sons and has a new baby daughter Piper can't help but feel as if she doesn't belong anywhere any and her only comfort is found in spending time with Lindy and their friend Bucky whose life is full of his own share of family trouble Piper's growing interest in and talent for poetry help her find a voice to say the things that are hardest and make an important decision about following her own dreams

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