Smiles to Go
By Jerry Spinelli
HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780064471978, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 2009
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Ninth grader Will Tuppence is in control.
He plans everything obsessively, from the perfect stargazing night with his crush, Mi-Su, to the regular Saturday-night games of Monopoly with his friends. He's even planned his entire adulthood: career as an astronomer; mint condition, black 1985 Jaguar XJS/12; two kids. . . .
But everything changes the day Will learns one startling fact: protons--those tiny atomic particles, the building blocks to the building blocks of life--can die. The one thing that was so certain in this world to Will has an expiration date.
And Will's carefully planned-out life?
Not so certain, either.
“Stargirl would approve.”
“Spinelli employs a fresh voice and honest perspective to mine the prickly intersections of family, friendship, and growing up, with emotionally resonant results.”
“Middle school boys and girls, as well as the reluctant reader, will enjoy this fun and easy read.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)