Benny’s parents are splitting up. His mom leaves home after a fight about a mysterious splinter that is rumored to be part of an important relic. Benny’s dad has always liked clutter, but now, he begins hoarding everything from pizza boxes to old motorcycle parts.
As his house grows more cluttered and his father grows more distant, Benny tries to sort out whether he can change anything at all. Meanwhile, a local teacher enters their quiet Missouri town in America’s Most Charming Small Town contest, and the pressure is on to clean up the area, especially Benny’s ramshackle of a house, before the out-of-town guests arrive.
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Benny begins work at Myronâs fledgling radio station, transcribing amusing interviews with locals, including schoolteacher Miss Turnipson, who has entered their Missouri town in a contest to find âthe most charming small town in America.â As Bennyâs father deteriorates, the neighbors band...Jul 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Homesick
That’s when Benny’s mom takes off to New Orleans, where she grew up, and she promises him that when she’s settled, she’ll come back and pick Benny up.But even if Benny is worried about his father, he doesn’t want to leave the small Missouri town where they live, Dennis Acres, just because his mot...Sep 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Homesick
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