Smiles to Go (Paperback)

By Jerry Spinelli

HarperCollins, 9780064471978, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

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Description

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.



Praise For Smiles to Go

“Stargirl would approve.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Spinelli employs a fresh voice and honest perspective to mine the prickly intersections of family, friendship, and growing up, with emotionally resonant results.”
-ALA Booklist

“Middle school boys and girls, as well as the reluctant reader, will enjoy this fun and easy read.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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