Friday, May 13, 2011
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
After his father loses his job Doug has to move to stupid Marysville. Looking for something to do he goes to the library and meets Lil, a girl his age. Within the library he is captivated by a drawing of an arctic tern in a bird book by John Audubon. With the help of the librarian he begins to learn how to draw and develop an artist's eye. But when school starts he finds that he is an outsider with both the students and teachers. When his brother is suspected of breaking into the town hardware store everyone in the small town is suspicious of Doug as well. Doug must work even harder to prove that he is nothing like his brother, or his father even as he wants to fight back. Like all books by this author Okay for Now contains humor and heartbreak all together in one.