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Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
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Apr 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011favorites, historicalfiction, youngadult, war_stories, survival_stories, readwith_jandl, my_10s_reads, listened-to, capitol_choices_2012
Recommended to elissa by: www.capitolchoices.com
Read from April 19 to 25, 2011

We (2 librarian parents, one 13 yr old boy and one 10 yr old boy) listened to this in the car on a family vacation, and we all agreed that it's one of the best books on CD that we've ever listened to, or at least one of the best in recent memory. This is Schmidt's most emotional book, and while it may not be the best written (and somewhat hard to suspend disbelief a few times--the idea that the ending turns to magical realism works pretty well for me, though), he's such a great writer that it's superbly done, and my favorite book of his so far. The reader is also excellent.

Update 1/23/12: Audio production of this garners well-deserved Odyssey Honor Award today. Yay!
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