Okay for Now (Playaway Children) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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MAY 2013

Doug Swieteck and his family move to upper state New York, to the wrong
side of the tracks. Here he hopes to start over as he begins 8th grade,
but with his family, that's not likely. He is quickly classified as a
hoodlum and troublemaker and treated poorly by many around him. Luckily,
Doug has a great heart, and as he begins to help some of those around
him, it helps him, too. This book is charming, goofy and a wonderful
young adult book by a Michigan author who teaches English at Calvin
College in Grand Rapids.

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— jill

Spring 2011 Kids' Next List


“Following The Wednesday Wars, Doug Swieteck returns as he and his family move to 'stupid' Marysville in upstate New York. Completely awed by his hero, Yankee baseball player Joe Pepitone, and trying valiantly to be nothing like his abusive, often drunken father, Doug has more than his share of obstacles. It's 1968: Doug's brother is in Vietnam, the Apollo 11 moonwalk is nearing, and Doug is hiding two big secrets. Phenomenal characters and impossible odds make this tale of an amazing young man funny, tender, and inspiring.”
— Jane Morck, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781617073137
ISBN-10: 161707313X
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Language: English
Series: Playaway Children