Friday, March 9, 2012
Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt
5 (out of 5) stars. Highly recommended, young adult fiction.
This was a powerful and deeply moving story about a kid growing up in a town near New York City in 1968. There were so many other characters that we got to know and love in the process. Some that we may have thought were just lost causes who win us over when we get to know them and walk a mile in their shoes. I laughed, I cried, and mostly I think I learned to be a bit more kind hearted and forgiving of others. Nobody is completely what they seem on the surface, and if we can take the time to listen and learn, the world would be a much better place.