Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Okay for Now
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt is a companion novel to The Wednesday Wars.
I have so much love for this book that I simply can't give it a measured response. This reading experience defies description, as so much of it is simply in the way things are said. Despite his circumstances, Doug is a beautifully observant and empathic narrator. His words radiate the pain and longing that makes up his life. Everything he tells you, he tells you for a reason, and if he doesn't tell you something...well, there's an even better reason for that. This is a finely nuanced, timeless book. Definitely a must-read.
Okay for Now is published by Clarion Books and retails for $16.99 (hardcover). I bought my copy with my very own money. You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!
Join us at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Left Bank Books--Downtown for the May meeting of the Writers Read reading group, which will be discussing Okay for Now. As always, reading group selections are 20% at both Left Bank Books locations and online.