Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

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Released April 18, 2011 from Clarion Books.

What do various items signed by Joe Pepitone, the Vietnam war, paintings of birds, and a really cold bottle of Coke have to do with each other? Not much, aside from the fact that when combined, they result in one amazing book.

I don't know of any other author who can make an ordinary boy's ordinary life so incredibly interesting. I guess it just goes to show you that Robert Liparulo isn't the only one who can keep you up late at night needing to read just one more page.

Aside from the pacing and readability, the character development and Schmidt's usual literary genius are just added bonuses. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this book earns Gary D. Schmidt his third Newbery Honor, or even the Medal itself.

*Please note that Okay for Now is not considered a Christian book, though nothing offensive is found between these covers.  It's definitely a "G" rated book.


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3 comments:

  • whisper said...

    Sounds like a good book! I'm interested. :) I might try it sometime... although one must wonder: what's the plot? Is it just random vignettes from the life of an average guy, or is there some underlying challenge/mystery/goal, and if so, what is it? Please enlighten me. :)

  • Cson said...

    It's actually pretty random. The only theme that really enevelopes the entire book are the paintings. It's almost as if the entire book is just ten short stories each based on a painting and featuring the same main characters. It's pretty weird... and pretty awesome.

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