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Okay for Now

By Gary D Schmidt

As 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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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780544022805


Format: Book
Author: Schmidt, Gary D
Summary: 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.
Title: Okay for now / by Gary D. Schmidt.
Publisher Date: New York : Clarion Books, 2011.
Subject: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Teen fiction. Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Teen fiction. Dysfunctional families -- Teen fiction. Junior high schools -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Teen fiction. Coming of age -- Teen fiction. Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780544022805 (pbk.) 9780547152608 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0547152604 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: TF Schmidt
Oclc: 697552072
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Bib Id: 372888

Format: Book
Author: Schmidt, Gary D.
Summary: 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.
Title: Okay for now / by Gary D. Schmidt.
Publisher, Date: New York : Clarion Books, 2011.
Description: 360 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Dysfunctional families -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Junior high schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Coming of age -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- Teen fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
LCCN: 2010942981
ISBN: 9780544022805 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780547152608 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0547152604 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: TF Schmidt