Jul 30 2014
The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin
ages 14 and up
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It’s Maine. It’s winter. And it’s FREEZING STINKIN’ COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. It’s twelve degrees out, and he won’t wear a coat. So Dinah’s going to figure out how to help. But she’s too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, she’s doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? That’s Dinah. And Skint isn’t going to be the one to tell her. He’s a helper guy too. He’s worried about a little boy whose dad won’t let him visit his mom. He’s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the road.
Spellbound staffer Laura says:
This book is gut-wrenching in the best possible way. It’s a story of friendship and life, and exactly how wonderful and complicated it all is. Dina and Skint will draw you into their world, and this book will blow you away, quietly.