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    • Okay for Now

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    As a 14-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the skinny thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, a fiery young lady who smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life is good even when its not...

    • By susan on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Orbiting Jupiter

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at 13, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets 12-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crushingly beautiful

    • By M. on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Trouble

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you. But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry's older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin's preparatory school. The tragedy sparks racial tensions in the school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Woven Narrative

    • By Vernita on 07-15-08

    Regular price: $22.02

    • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Turner Buckminster can't find anything good to say about his first six hours in Phippsburg, Maine, where even baseball is a different game. He's about ready to light out for the Territories, where every shirt he wears won't have to be starched white and no one will know him as the new minister's son. But after meeting Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl who lives on nearby Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves, he doesn't feel quite so miserable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No holds barred

    • By J. W. on 06-29-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • What Came from the Stars

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars...all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him.

    Regular price: $18.89