Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Companion to The Wednesday Wars

Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for Now. New York: Clarion Books, 2011.
I learned today that Gary Schmidt, author of the magnificent young adult novel The Wednesday Wars (for which, q.v.) recently published a companion novel to it.

The Wednesday Wars has deep and abiding references to Shakespeare throughout. Okay for Now seems to deal more with Audubon's portraits of birds—though I'm hoping for at least a little Shakespeare.

In any case, Schmidt is a master of this genre, and I'm certain this book will be astonishing.
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