Okay for Now

By Gary D. Schmidt
(Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780544022805, 360pp.)

Publication Date: February 5, 2013

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Description
National Book Award Finalist " A] stealthily powerful, unexpectedly affirming story of discovering and rescuing one's best self." "Booklist," starred review In this companion novel to"The Wednesday Wars," Doug struggles to be more than the "skinny thug" thatsome people think him to be.He finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, who gives him the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.



About the Author
Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


NPR
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck has the weight of the world upon him â?? no friends, an alcoholic father and a brother who has just been injured in Vietnam. But the protagonist of this NPR Backseat Book Club book finds solace in an unlikely place â?? the pages of Audubon's Birds of America. More at NPR.org

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