Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton review by ...
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 9
Reviewer's Location - Naples, FL, United States
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"Bluffton" by Matt Phelan is a graphic novel.  It takes place in the early 1900's.  It is about a boy, named Henry, who meets a Vaudeville actor, named Buster Keaton. The two of them are the main characters in the book. They did a lot of things together  They played only in the summer because Buster and his parents were always travelling with the vaudeville performers. Henry looks up to Buster and wants to learn from him.  He is worried that he will need to take over his father's hardware shop when he grows older, and he's not sure that is what he wants to do for the rest of his life.

 

Opinion: 

I like graphic novels, so I enjoyed the book. However, it would have been just as good of a story if it was written like a regular novel.  This way though, it may attract more reluctant readers.  My favorite parts were the tricks that they played on people.  I was surprised that although this story was mostly very funny, it had a sort of serious ending.  I liked that I found out the decisions that Henry made when he was older and how Buster still influenced his life.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - nothing offensive
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