Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wenesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This past year I loved, loved, loved Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. When I read on Kidliterate there was a sequel/companion novel coming out, I could barely contain myself.



OKay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt comes out on April 18, 2011
Product Description from Amazon:


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.
Click here to read Kidliterate's gushing review.

4 comments:

MiaandSofia said...

A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
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Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like a very emotional read, but absolutely intriguing. Great pick!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
By Lea Wait
Publication date: April 1, 2011

In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

Bailey said...

Ahh I had no idea about this coming out! I loved Wednesday Wars so I'll definitely be reading this one in 2011 if I can!