- Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (29 Sept. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140371761
- ISBN-13: 978-0140371765
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2 x 17.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,020,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Buddy (Puffin Teenage Fiction) Mass Market Paperback – 29 Sep 1994
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Hinton lets you escape from the real world only to find that you are as much involed with Buddy's. He helps you to understand the characters feelings and the pressure they are under. Naturally sending a shiver down your spine at every tense moment.
Buddy's Blues and Buddy's Song follow the superb Buddy story.
This 1982 classic "Buddy" by Nigel Hinton is a superb novel of wonderfully described and well-put together English literature, in which Hinton uses the bases of his storyline as a way of tricking you and feeling sympathetic for Buddy the character i.e. climax, anti-climax and using the third person omniscient, in the past tense to describe Buddy the character's dark and confused life. The basic, but then again very structured and complicated storyline/idea is set in the 1970's in a London suburb, about a boy called Buddy who is very paranoid i.e. every thing goes wrong as a result of him thinking that he's going to die or something wrong will happen.
Nigel portrays Buddy's character, as a lonely, very emotional, confused teenager who wears ragged clothes, freckly with short brown hair and lives with his Dad (Parents had split up). How can life get anymore depressing, well funnily enough it can, when Buddy's Dad, Terry, and Des King (his boss) get involved in a so-called job....!
It's a hard life for Buddy especially at school where he has only two black friends and teachers pick on him, he hates life...well he will certainly hate it when he finds out about the people and the consequences involved with his dad at 56 Croxley Street and the so-called job. This Novel is very genuine with a very convincing storyline with dark emotional characters portraying a very confused atmosphere. I quite like this book because it is very realistic it tells you life "as it is" real social-life. I'd give this book 8 out of 10. I'd urge to read this fictional masterpiece. "SUPERB!"
By J. M. A. Davies
From: Brewood, Staffordshire.
Buddy's father is a bit of a selfish man but he looks after Buddy when he needs to most.A great book by Nigel Hinton and one that i would definately recommend.
Well done Nigel Hinton!
Buddy's teenage problems grip the reader and this amazing first part of the trilogy will really grasp your attention.
Whenever Buddy's in trouble Julius and Charmian are there to help. Buddy shoplifts and I wonder, will he turn into a real thief? Well you'll have to read the book to find out.
Buddy is plagued by troubles and problems, starting off when his parents’ marriage breaks down after years of arguments. He doesn’t like school and is often in trouble with the teachers. Everyday, he wishes his Mum would come back and everything would be all right again. However, at least he has his close friends, Jules and Charmian to talk to. And then there’s a mysterious house in Croxley Street to contend with; but what is so mysterious about it..?
Nigel Hinton tells this novel superbly and manages to delve into the teenage mind effectively. It is highly enjoyable and should be recommended for anyone twelve years old and over. Hinton succeeds in capturing the raw emotions of a teenager, and tackles issues that really do happen. Buddy is and excellent real-life experience and puts flesh on the bones of the characters, And, to add to that, it is in the elite band of books that you just can’t put down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story began with when Buddy stole monney £5.00 from is mothers purse for a school trip.
It was about when parents slip up.Buddy dad terry stole jewelery. Read more
The story began with a young boy who stole 5 pounds from is mothers purse for a school trip.
It was about Buddy mother and father split up. Read more
This book is a great read it is one of the best books that i have read in a long time, i read this book when i was in school and as a student loved it infact we read it in class i... Read morePublished on 4 July 2004
Buddy is about a teenage boy whose only friends are two black Jamiacans. His father is a Rock N Roll fan and his mother wants to leave home. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2003 by Tom
Buddys life is a tragedy and he has problems in school and his mum and dad's arguing is getting worse. Several questions are going around in Buddy's mind. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2003 by Sean
Buddy has been one of the best books that I have read and studied in school.
Buddy is 13 and his life is going down the drain. Read more
Nigel Hinton has written the tradgedy life of Buddy. He writes about Buddy's life as if he is Buddy himself. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2003 by Terri
Buddy is a brilliant book, but i think it is for 12 year olds and older because of the amout of teenage truth. Buddy has family promblems. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2003 by Jessica
From the first sentence, I was pulled in by Hinton's thirst for teenage problems. This book shows how the lives of children going through changes into adulthood has an effect on... Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2003 by Kyris