Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt audiobook

Just Like That

By Gary D. Schmidt

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc. 9780544084773

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980098805

  • ISBN: 9781665003667

Runtime: 11.73 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this poignant, perceptive, witty novel, Gary D. Schmidt brings authenticity and emotion to multiple plot strands, weaving in themes of grief, loss, redemption, achievement, and love. Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene’s Preparatory Academy for Girls, where she struggles to navigate the venerable boarding school’s traditions and a social structure heavily weighted toward students from wealthy backgrounds. In a parallel story, Matt Coffin has wound up on the Maine coast near St. Elene’s with a pillowcase full of money lifted from the leader of a criminal gang, fearing the gang’s relentless, destructive pursuit. Both young people gradually dispel their loneliness, finding a way to be hopeful and also finding each other.


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Author Bio: Gary D. Schmidt

Author Bio: Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of many books for young readers. Okay for Now was a New York Times bestseller. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was a Newbery Honor book and Printz Honor book. The Wednesday Wars was a Newbery Honor bookHe is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.73
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English