The Next Great Paulie Fink

The Next Great Paulie Fink

When Caitlyn Breen enters the tiny Mitchell School in rural Mitchell, Vermont, she is a complete outsider: the seventh grade has just ten other kids, and they've known each other since kindergarten. Her classmates are in for a shock of their own: Paulie Fink--the class clown, oddball, troublemaker, and evil genius--is gone this year. As stories of Paulie's hijinks unfold,...

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Title:The Next Great Paulie Fink
Author:Ali Benjamin
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The Next Great Paulie Fink Reviews

  • Tamara York

    I loved The Thing About Jellyfish, so I was so excited to find an ARC of this at the library book sale. It was just fantastic. A wonderful book about middle school and all of the feelings that kids have as they adjust to a new school, new friends, and legends left behind by former students. The story is set in an eccentric small town school in an old mansion, with goats. It’s a school that every reader would want to attend. The characters are vivid, unique, and fun. You root for these kids. I ca

    I loved The Thing About Jellyfish, so I was so excited to find an ARC of this at the library book sale. It was just fantastic. A wonderful book about middle school and all of the feelings that kids have as they adjust to a new school, new friends, and legends left behind by former students. The story is set in an eccentric small town school in an old mansion, with goats. It’s a school that every reader would want to attend. The characters are vivid, unique, and fun. You root for these kids. I can’t recommend this enough. So good.

  • Sally Sugarman

    This book came highly recommended and as I started it I hoped I would like it. No problem. It was even more wonderful than I was led to expect. It was the point late in the book when I was crying that I realized it had everything that makes a book worth reading. One of its strengths is the variety of presentations with interviews interposed with a personal narrative so that we get to know all the characters beyond the main narrator Caitlyn Breen on our own. Caitlyn finds herself entering a weir

    This book came highly recommended and as I started it I hoped I would like it. No problem. It was even more wonderful than I was led to expect. It was the point late in the book when I was crying that I realized it had everything that makes a book worth reading. One of its strengths is the variety of presentations with interviews interposed with a personal narrative so that we get to know all the characters beyond the main narrator Caitlyn Breen on our own. Caitlyn finds herself entering a weird broken down small school in Vermont. Her mother has moved to a new job in Vermont and seventh grader Caitlyn feels an outsider particularly when she is given stories of an eccentric student who has disappeared. The school is in a town that has lost its major industry and is a substitute for the public school that had to be closed for lack of funds. There are ten seventh graders, most of whom have been in the school since kindergarten. It is a world completely alien to Caitlyn. How she and the situation changes over time is the story. Meanwhile, both the students and the reader get to know a great deal about Greek mythology and history and how it applies to the contemporary world. This is one of those books that you read in one sitting as it deals easily with so many important issues while creating a world of delightful individuals.

  • Manon

    This book was so good! I really enjoyed how the main character dealt with all the problems in this one.

  • Melissa Green

    “Sometimes ordinary people do crummy things. That’s just the truth of it. They do things that they’ll wish later they could undo. And they’ll just be stuck with them forever.”

    Caitlyn Breen, a seventh grader, has just moved across the country to a new school. She doesn’t quite know how to fit in because at this school the kids help take care of goats, learn about philosophers, and take care of the kids in younger grades at lunch. However, the other seventh graders keep talking about a kid who use

    “Sometimes ordinary people do crummy things. That’s just the truth of it. They do things that they’ll wish later they could undo. And they’ll just be stuck with them forever.”

    Caitlyn Breen, a seventh grader, has just moved across the country to a new school. She doesn’t quite know how to fit in because at this school the kids help take care of goats, learn about philosophers, and take care of the kids in younger grades at lunch. However, the other seventh graders keep talking about a kid who used to go to school with them, Paulie Fink. Paulie is legendary. He pulled off all sorts of pranks and made school interesting. Now that he is gone, the students don’t know what to do. In a strange set of events, Caitlyn is now the one who will decide who gets to be the next Paulie Fink. With each challenge, Caitlyn learns more about Paulie and herself. Who will end up becoming the next great Paulie Fink?

    Ali Benjamin has done it again. Thought-provoking and imaginative, The Next Great Paulie Fink is sure to teach us all a life lesson or two no matter your age. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found these young characters very relatable. Growing up and learning how you fit in the world is always a challenge and something that we are all navigating throughout our lives. However, I think the lesson that stuck out the most is that we are all flawed and yet have potential. Even though we make mistakes, we can all learn and grow into better people.

  • Laura Gardner

    "Everything we know is always incomplete. In the end, we get to fully know exactly one person only: ourselves. And that's only if we work hard at it."

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    ⚠: do not read this book unless you want to giggle uncontrollably and be filled with joy. It’s filled with unconventional fun, heartwarming situations and GOATS. I warned you!

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    The newest book by @alibenjamin, THE NEXT GREAT PAULIE FINK is my favorite sort of #mglit book. I was completely absorbed in the school-based story of Caitlyn's

    "Everything we know is always incomplete. In the end, we get to fully know exactly one person only: ourselves. And that's only if we work hard at it."

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    ⚠️: do not read this book unless you want to giggle uncontrollably and be filled with joy. It’s filled with unconventional fun, heartwarming situations and GOATS. I warned you!

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    The newest book by @alibenjamin, THE NEXT GREAT PAULIE FINK is my favorite sort of #mglit book. I was completely absorbed in the school-based story of Caitlyn's experience in a new small, rural school in VT where everyone misses their classmate Paulie Fink who was a ridiculous prankster. Caitlyn is put in charge of a reality TV show-style competition to find the next great Paulie Fink, but along the way she discovers truths about herself and others and ultimately the power of stories -- those we tell and the parts we leave out. Don't miss this book! Thanks to my student Jesse who gave me the final push I needed to pick it up.

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    Side note: this book also addresses the very real problem of rural schools closing and consolidating.

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    Book 2 for #30booksummer !!

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  • Sarah

    This book is a lot of fun! The rather unrealistic story of one memorable class of seventh grade students, their teachers, and their idolized former classmate. Although many of the events in the book are quite far-fetched the characters' reactions are extremely plausible. Additionally, at the heart of the book is an important message about the way we view others and the way our perceptions are limited. I especially appreciated how one clever teacher managed to incorporate Ancient Greek history in

    This book is a lot of fun! The rather unrealistic story of one memorable class of seventh grade students, their teachers, and their idolized former classmate. Although many of the events in the book are quite far-fetched the characters' reactions are extremely plausible. Additionally, at the heart of the book is an important message about the way we view others and the way our perceptions are limited. I especially appreciated how one clever teacher managed to incorporate Ancient Greek history into her lessons and, in turn, into this novel.

    Although this book bears no resemblance to The Thing About Jellyfish, Ali Benjamin has managed, yet again, to flex her writing prowess in the form of a middle grade novel that both delights and educates.

  • Kristen Beverly

    I think this will be a great book for its target audience - middle graders and will be a bit more difficult for older fans of the author to read. It’s got a lot of really great lessons for kids.

  • Kassie

    I laughed out loud! This is a really fun book! And deep...

    Yes, it's deepness is different from The Thing About Jellyfish (which I will always love!), but it's still wonderful! It made me question the world: how we treat others, what makes them "tick," and if our version of them (and ourselves) are at all accurate. Maybe our most embarrassing moments aren't as embarrassing as we think. Maybe that "weird" kid that doesn't talk to anyone isn't avoiding people because she's "too good for them," but

    I laughed out loud! This is a really fun book! And deep...

    Yes, it's deepness is different from The Thing About Jellyfish (which I will always love!), but it's still wonderful! It made me question the world: how we treat others, what makes them "tick," and if our version of them (and ourselves) are at all accurate. Maybe our most embarrassing moments aren't as embarrassing as we think. Maybe that "weird" kid that doesn't talk to anyone isn't avoiding people because she's "too good for them," but because she's shy and doesn't know how to join-in on the fun. Told with fun and sometimes wacky characters, Ali Benjamin takes you back to when you were in awkward 7th grade when peer acceptance was everything.

    But who says we have to follow the rules of who's cool and who's not? Why can't a jock be friends with a nerd? Let's dance and cheer one another on. Ring the good-day bell. And make life meaningful and memorable. In other words... carpe diem!

    If you like Dead Poet's Society or The Breakfast Club, you'll love this book!

  • Sam (she_who_reads_)

    4.5⭐

    This book was so much fun! From the antics of the “Great Paulie Fink” to the disastrous goats, to the incredible characters inhabiting this school- every page gave me something to smile (or laugh out loud) about! This book follows Caitlyn as she starts the first day of seventh grade at a new school. Not only is this school much smaller than her old one, but the kids in her grade are reeling after discovering Paulie Fink isn’t returning. There are some fantastic ideas and themes explored, and

    4.5⭐️

    This book was so much fun! From the antics of the “Great Paulie Fink” to the disastrous goats, to the incredible characters inhabiting this school- every page gave me something to smile (or laugh out loud) about! This book follows Caitlyn as she starts the first day of seventh grade at a new school. Not only is this school much smaller than her old one, but the kids in her grade are reeling after discovering Paulie Fink isn’t returning. There are some fantastic ideas and themes explored, and I think a lot of readers will find something important to take away from this story. If you’re looking for a fun read, that will also teach you something, this is the book for you!

  • Hannah Greendale

    DNF at page 100. This is unfocused and lacks intrigue. A significant departure from the depth, insight, and emotional gravity of

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