Publish date: May 1st 2008
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, High School
Good story, good message, should get readers thinking. Downsides -- some of the extra storylines that did illustrate some aspect of racism, immigration, etc...relied a little too much on coincidence or led to a feeling of "really?". Overall, I did really like it. There are references to violence ...
Trouble. Henry’s father conveys his own philosophy about trouble as he resides with his own family in their ancestral home. He does this in the prim and proper house that is nestled away, far enough away from trouble, so trouble would never find them but Henry’s father only knew so much. Henry bel...
WOW is he good. I was feeling like I should have saved "Okay, For Now?" for last because there would be no way any of his other books could be as good. I was wrong. Snurfling into a jumble of Kleenex on your lunchbreak probably isn't the best impression to give co-workers, so read this one at hom...
Gary Schmidt is one of my 'Go to' authors when I'm looking for a book to read together as a family. He brings up real-life issues with characters that I end up loving and his books are always good for starting a discussion. Trouble did not disappoint as far as bringing up some hot topics - slavery...
My favorite yet of Gary Schmidt's books. Such beautiful language and such emotional punch. This book is so wonderfully crafted--it had me gasping out loud. I had to read it slowly so it wouldn't end and give myself a break between chapters. Savor this one!
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