"Okay for Now" starts you on a trip that is beyond what you would ever expect. And you know that noise you sometimes make when you are trying so hard not to cry, that little squeak that escapes from your tightly pursed lips? Overall. It’s a story of a teenage boy struggling to survive in a very dysfunctional family, in a new area where he knows no one, and in a new school.   Of course, I always say that a good way to spoil a book is to make it classroom required reading. View all » Common terms and phrases. Okay for Now (Book) : Schmidt, Gary D. : "He lands there in the summer of 1968, when the Apollo space missions are under way, Joe Pepitone is slugging for the New York Yankees, and the Vietnam War is raging. Welcome back. My ideal ending would have had Doug's dad either getting a hefty jail sentence for the crimes or maybe dying in a freak accident at the paper mill. Okay for Now Gary D. Schmidt 34-page comprehensive study guide Features detailed chapter by chapter summaries and multiple sections of expert analysis The ultimate resource for class assignments, lesson planning, or leading discussions. Okay for Now (Book) : Schmidt, Gary D. : "He lands there in the summer of 1968, when the Apollo space missions are under way, Joe Pepitone is slugging for the New York Yankees, and the Vietnam War is raging. First, you have the sequel that is so intricately tied into the plot of the first book that not a page goes by that you don’t feel you’re missing something if you skipped Book #1. Please see your welcome email for exclusions and details. Funny, heartbreaking, and so emotionally true it will wring readers right out. 'I always know what I'm talking about.”. Average Customer Ratings. Access Full Guide. Childhood memories and annual traditions. I don't know you, Gary D. Schmidt, but I love you. The main reason this YA book was so good is because of Doug himself- the 14 year old narrator of the novel. I had to stop reading your latest book while in the doctor's waiting room because it was making me cry. You may unsubscribe at any time. I don't know you, Gary D. Schmidt, but I love you. I love-love-love the characters that populate these pages, from Doug himself to the stern librarian who begrudingly lets him in every Saturday to ogle the Audobon prints upstairs, to the scary old writer-lady on the delivery route he runs for the local store. Oh, me either. I did enjoy this YA novel -- but somehow it felt just a bit "off." Yeah, it's that good. Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2013), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2013), Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2012), National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature (2011), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children's (2011), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee (2014). April 5th 2011 “Okay for Now” captured my attention on the first page and I found it hard to put down. OKAY FOR NOW is a powerful story of self-discovery and transformation effectively told in the strong, distinctive voice of its young protagonist. Please see your welcome email for exclusions and details. SOLVED. Kobo ebook. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. $7.99. The older Swieteck boys seem to be following in their fathers footsteps; his brother Lucas only stopped beating up Doug when he got drafted and sent to Vietnam. Thank you. (Dare I say it, better than The Wednesday Wars). Apr 27, 2014 - Explore Kim Boggs's board "Okay For Now", followed by 181 people on Pinterest. Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars . I won't explain further for fear of ruining anything. This book WOULD have gotten the coveted 5 star rating if not for the ending surrounding the character of Lil- it felt rushed and tacked on, for no real reason. That totally didn't happen to me when Doug broke down and told Mr. Ferris about his "birthday present". It's about the redemptive power of art in the face of trauma. Large Print. He often repeats the same phrases, making him become a familiar frie, I ate this book up in 2 days, it was that great. 2011 National Book Award Finalist. But with the help of the town librarian and a rare copy of Audubon’s. And Doug's oldest brother is returning from Vietnam. List price: Previous Price C $22.26 60% off. Learn more. Refresh and try again. I almost can't even formulate a proper thought. Poetry isn't one of them. I am sure others will disagree with me on this, but I remain firm that it was not well developed. Boy from poor family who is learning to draw a particular bird. Look for similar items by … This is honestly one of the most special books I've ever read. I’m absolutely in love with Okay For Now by Gary D. Scmidt. [I really couldn’t believe that he could change so drastically in such a short time after years of abusive behavior. Summary. Appropriate for ages: All ages. I used to say I didn't like the traditional or "high" fantasy genre, and then, I don't think I've cried this much over a book since. C $13.06. Time spent with an old friend. We’d love your help. Who in the story is okay for now? Who cares if it made all that big a difference? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published about. Okay for Now. ebook preview. From United States. OK, close 4.64. My feelings for Okay For Now, that is. Doug changes and begins to like living in Marysville. Thanks for Sharing! Start by marking “Okay for Now” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Hardcover. Available for download. Plot Summary . Shop Online & Pick Up Today. View All Available Formats & Editions. by Clarion Books. I just can't believe that this drunken, abusive POS all of a sudden gets a heart and a conscience. Whether it’s the endearing characters -in particular Doug Swieteck who worships Joe Pepitone and is concerned about being a chump, the multiple themes that all built on each other, the late 1960s setting in MY state or Scmidt’s capture of the essence of growing up. Okay for Now (Book) : Schmidt, Gary D. : 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. 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