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Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
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Apr 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: middle-grade
Read from January 17 to 22, 2012

Technically historical fiction, as it is set during the Vietnam War, but I think primary genre is a coming of age story. Male protagonist makes it a good read for boys as well as girls. Related in a minor way to The Wednesday Wars but can definitely stand on its own. Beautiful illustrations that are referenced throughout each chapter made me glad I went for the hardback version.

Update: This just got an Odyssey honor award from ALA for the audio version, so it looks like it's a winner either way.

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