“When you find something that’s whole, you do what you can to keep it that way. And when you find something that isn’t, then maybe it’s not a bad idea to try to make it whole again.” These words from Gary Schmidt’s latest young adult novel, Okay for Now, refer to an Audubon folio that is being sold off, page by page. But many things in the book are not whole, including the family of Doug Swieteck. Doug’s life is shadowed by darkness, but he’s holding on to what hope he can find. Along with a strong story and great characters, you’ll find art, Vietnam, Jane Eyre, baseball, and more. Ages 12 and up. (Clarion)
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