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The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story

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Adventure and discover with the bold and intrepid Becket Branch when her family’s move from city to a country farm means big changes!

Everything is changing for Becket Branch. From subways to sidewalks to safety rules, Becket is a city kid born and raised. Now the Branch family is trading urban bustle for big green fields and moving to Gran’s farm, where Becket has to make
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
I started reading The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story on 1/7/2019 and finished it on 1/14/2019. This book is an excellent read! I like Rebecca also known as Becket. She's an easy going person who has a positive attitude to everything. She embraces her family's decision to say goodbye to city life and move to the country. She doesn't laugh at her twin brother for being afraid of dead bugs but instead helps to make him feel more comfortable in his new surroundings. Even when life in the count ...more
Mimi
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was such a cute surprise.
Rebecca "Becket" has always fit in with her city life - but when she moves to the countryside with her family to take over their farm, Becket realizes that it's harder than it seems to make new friends and fit in into a new world.
This was such a quirky read. Becket is funny, ambitious and so energetic, she was nearly bouncing off the pages with her unbridled enthusiasm. When Becket sees something pretty, she yells out "beautiful alert", she faces down a terrif
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Dena (Batch of Books)
So much fun! This is an upbeat, cheerful novel about a young girl who moves with her family to the country from the big city. She's loud, quirky, and stubbornly optimistic--even when her siblings insist on being grumpy about the move.

Adjusting to a new life is hard, but Becket has a plan, and a list, to help with that. Of course, nothing ever goes according to plan and Becket learns that life in the country may be different than she expected. But with Becket's can-do attitude and her vibrant per
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caitlin
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I will certainly purchase this book for my library when it’s out. Becket (formely Rebecca) is such a funny, energetic character that continually finds herself in trouble. A spiritual successor to Ramona Quimby, but a fish out of water tale set in farmland.
Tonja Drecker
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life on a farm flips into a whole new light with never ending energy and silly insights.

Rebecca's family is leaving the city apartment and heading out to a farm, and she's got the perfect list on the amazement of farm life. So far, her list only has one item, leave the city. But changing her name to something more farm fitting only begins her increasing list. Now know as Becket, she's ready to become the true farm girl with so much enthusiasm that it leaks off the pages as she explores what life
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Laura Hill
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Rebecca’s family is moving to the country and 3rd grader Rebecca is the only one excited about it. Her twin brother Nicholas is afraid of everything in the country, and her older sister is unhappy about having to leave her best friend behind. They will be moving to the farm where her Gran lives, and her veterinarian parents will take over the Old Post Road Animal Clinic. Rebecca is bent on applying her city smarts to country living and begins by adopting a country nickname — Becket.

Becket is ful
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Sharla Desy
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the main character's "Beautiful Alerts." Becket Branch (formerly know as Rebecca) is trying to adapt to life in the countryside after her family moves from the city to the family farm. What worked for her in the city is not working now, and she is dismayed to see her twin brother making friends and fitting in more easily that she does. Becket never gives up and always looks for the good in people and the beauty in her surroundings. She is prone to call out "Beautiful Alert" when a flower ...more
Ivy Valentiny
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this arc to read and review with my honest opinion and I highly recommend it! The Becket List is such a sweet and funny read. I actually connected to the story way more than I thought I would. I’ve never lived on a farm but Becket has this personality about her that you will fall for and find yourself in. Mr. Fancypants is very near and dear to my heart. There is great representation in this book. Trust me when I say you’ll love Becket.
Starr
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a digital copy of this title, free, in exchange for my honest review.

This was a cute story about a girl who moves from the city to the country with her family. While there are things that she enjoys about city like, she is really looking forward to life in the country. Things do not go the way that she imagines them going and she has some fun adventures in the process. It was a short and quick read, but the ending left me wanting just a little bit more of an ending.
Mary
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book! Becket is funny, kind, and original. There are a few illustrations throughout that help bring the story alive. I would hand this to patrons who’ve outgrown Junie B, the Dory books, Mercy Watson, and the like. All have humor, heart, and family.
Vicky
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet book and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you to the publisher for an ARC.
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Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Change is always hard. For Rebecca "Becket" Branch, a city kid whose family moves to the country it definitely came with its challenges. I found myself connecting with Becket as she relocated to the country. I grew up on a farm and was close to my grandma and the adventures of country living; Especially can relate to the "Hen House." Found myself smiling and liking the characters in the story. The story started out a little slow but that did not last long. Overall, was an enjoyable story and one ...more
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Rebecca and her family are moving to the country to help the grandmother with her country store, which leads to shuffling and adjusting within the family. Rebecca starts by adopting a new name, Becket, and she eagerly confronts the new situation, although she encounters disappointment and makes a few mistakes. This is a great book about family dynamics and friendship.
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