Teaser Tuesday: Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and A Beat.


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s book:


Book Title: Okay for Now
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date:
 April 5th 2011
Genres: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, YA
Age Range: 10-12 years old

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Midwesterner Gary D. Schmidt won Newbery Honor awards forLizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boys and The Wednesday Wars, two coming-of-age novels about unlikely friends finding a bond. Okay For Now, his latest novel, explores another seemingly improbable alliance, this one between new outsider in town Doug Swieteck and Lil Spicer, the savvy spitfire daughter of his deli owner boss. With her challenging assistance, Doug discovers new sides of himself. Along the way, he also readjusts his relationship with his abusive father, his school peers, and his older brother, a newly returned war victim of Vietnam.


That night, I lay in the dark and drew the falling bird in the air: the wings, the tail feathers, the long beak. The eye. I drew them all again and again and again, trying to feel the wind through the feathers, wondering how whoever drew it had made it feel that way.

What do you think? Got any teasers of your own? Leave a link to your post in the comments section, or if you don’t have one you can just comment a teaser below too. Thanks for stopping by!


All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.

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