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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
161707313
9780307915955
9780547534176
9781617073137
9780544022805
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.9, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouped Work ID 2864ddcd-e31a-7807-b294-6665c5b1e050
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Grouping Author schmidt gary d
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-20 13:50:09PM
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auth_author2 Hoppe, Lincoln, 1971-
author Schmidt, Gary D.
author2-role Findaway World, LLC., Hoppe, Lincoln,1971-, Listening Library., Playaway Digital Audio., Random House (Firm).
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display_description As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851. -- Birds of America -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Coming of age -- Fiction, Families -- 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, Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
title_display Okay for now
title_full Okay for Now, Okay for now / by Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for now [sound recording] / Gary D. Schmidt
title_short Okay for now
title_sub
topic_facet Audubon, John James, Bildungsromans, Coming of age, Families, Family life, Family problems, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Humorous stories, Junior high schools, Schools, Theater, Young Adult Fiction