Okay for Now

Okay for Now

Series: Episodes, 115
Tags: Episode 115, Episode 118, Episode 126, Episode 92 teens, girls books teens
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2013
ASIN: 0544022807
ISBN: 0544022807


I want to give this book to every teenager I know. It's a book that will make you want to hug a mean kid, stare at Audubon paintings, thank a veteran, read Jane Eyre, and get an orchid. Even if you ignore every other book I recommend, read this one. Highly, highly recommended. Meet author Gary Schmidt in the Author Access replay in RAR Premium.


At once heartbreaking and hopeful, this absorbing novel centers on Doug, 14, who has an abusive father, a bully for a brother, a bad reputation, and shameful secrets to keep. Teachers and police and his relatives think he's worthless, and he believes them, holding others at arm's length.

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