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Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
850L
Description
2011 National Book Award FinalistAs a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the "skinny thug" that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady who "smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain." In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, 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.
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ISBN:
9780547152608
9780307915955
9780547534176
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.9, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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subject_facetAudubon, John James, -- 1785-1851. -- Birds of America -- Fiction
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Family problems -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Humorous stories
Junior high schools -- Fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
title_displayOkay for now
title_fullOkay for Now
Okay for now / Gary Schmidt
title_shortOkay for now
topic_facetAudubon, John James
Coming of age
Family life
Family problems
Friendship
Historical Fiction
Humorous stories
Junior high schools
Schools
Theater
Young Adult Fiction