Pete Saubers

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CodyBriscoe

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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?
 

AnnaMarie

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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.

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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.
 

icarus

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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
 

E.L.D

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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.

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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.
Well said, I applaud you.