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Wednesday Wars Okay for Now Just Like That Pay Attention, Carter Jones Orbiting Jupiter
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Read More Books by Gary Schmidt Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-68. Gary D. Schmidt expertly blends comedy and tragedy in the story of Doug Swieteck, an unhappy "teenage thug" who finds consolation and a sense of possibility in friendship and art. With insight and a light touch, best-selling author Gary D. Schmidt tells two poignant, linked stories: that of a grieving girl and a boy trying to escape his violent past. A coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler. The shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter.

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"The ending is bittersweet but as satisfying as a two-box-of-tissues tearjerker can possibly be (in the realm of juvenile fiction, Schmidt is the master of the emotional gut-punch)."  — Horn Book Magazine

"Told in Jack's spare, direct first-person voice, this story's style demonstrates the beautify of simplicity as it delineates the lives of its characters, each as superbly realized as the tumultuous New England setting." — Booklist (starred review)

"The matter-of-fact narrative voice ensures that the tragic plot never overhwlms this wrenching tale of growth and loss." — School Library Journal (starred review)

"A powerful story about second chances, all the more devastating because not everyone gets one." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

#9 Autumn 2015 — Kids’ Indie Next list 

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Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of many books for young readers, including Just Like That; National Book Award finalist Okay for NowPay Attention, Carter JonesOrbiting Jupiter; 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 University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0544938399
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0544938397
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12+ years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 740L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 - 9
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 0.014 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.49 x 8.25 inches
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Gary D. Schmidt is the author of the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. His most recent novel is The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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