Okay, I had to blog about this book. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt impressed me so much I can't resist telling everyone about it. The book is much more than okay. (I couldn't resist the redundancies. Sorry.)
The book is a great story about a boy, Doug, in a disfunctional family who discovers the joy of using his artistic talent. But that's only the tip of the iceberg.
The plot is exciting and the dangers and conflicts are real and realistic.
The book is written in a comfortable, easy style and involves characters and situations any young reader will identify with. It's fun to read.
And, in my opinion, it should become a literary classic. The depth and richness of the plot and characters is amazing.
I was drawn into the story and couldn't put the book down until I finished reading it.
I hope our library has Schmidt's other books because I can't wait to read them.