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Pete Saubers

Discussion in 'Finders Keepers' started by CodyBriscoe, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. CodyBriscoe

    CodyBriscoe Member

    I've noticed a lot of people hating on Pete (not so much on here) and for the life of me and I cannot figure out why. A popular complaint is that "he's a goody-two-shoes" or something but, like, yeah he was a really good kid but that just made it more effective in that he did nothing wrong to deserve what happened to his family. In my opinion, he was a really relatable and realistically written kid. What did you guys think of him?
     
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I think he did what any kid would do to save his family. If others see him as a 'goodie-two-shoes', that's their problem. He is a good kid.
     
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  3. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    He was a good kid, but he made some bad decisions. He didn't have any vices like other kids have, but that didn't make him bad.
     
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  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I thought he was fairly well rounded....
     
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  5. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    There was a woman who owned(?) a football team. She used the n-word talking to and about some of the players on her team.

    When she was being interviewed, I think by Diane Sawyer, she said "everyone uses that word" and Diane said that no, she personally NEVER used it. The woman had a look that said she did not believe it. In her world everyone does use the word and I'm sure she believes Diane was just wussing out and lieing.

    I had no problem believing Diane because I NEVER use that word, and nobody in my friends or family ever does either.

    ~~~~

    So, what I'm trying to get around to is...maybe these people who think Pete is an unbelievable character because he's such a "goodie two shoes" just don't have the experience of actually knowing kids who actually are good and have been raised well.
     
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  6. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    I could relate to him. Felt for both he and his family. Teens I liked quite a lot too.
     
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  7. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    I liked Peter in Finders Keepers....he was a good kid who liked reading books in school...who was in a family who were struggling with finances...and was trying to do the best for his family to stay together through hard times....
    I liked his enthusiasm for the Rothstein books....and in the end he tried to get them to a museum or library....he was a good character
     
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  8. E.L.D

    E.L.D Active Member

    Well said, I applaud you.
     
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  9. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Time for a re-read. I don't even remember that kid.
     
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