Okay For Now

By Gary D. Schmidt



And so is this book." New York Times


"Readers will miss Doug and his world when they're done, and will feel richer for having experienced his engaging, tough, and endearing story."
School Library Journal, starred review


How will Doug interact with his new surroundings? That's is for you to figure out in Okay for Now.


The story mainly takes place in Marysville, New York. A few important places in the book are Mrs.Windermere's house and the Library. It's 1968-1969 here, no iPods, no wireless phones. All back in the olden days.
Okay For Now- Booktrailer


Doug Swieteck finds himself on a one-way ticket to Marysville, New York when his father gets a new job. Except the thing is, he doesn't want to go. When he arrives he faces crucial judgement. Especially when his own brother is accused of robbery. But he later finds a book of birds which takes him on an quest to get back the pages which are ripped out of the book and sold. If he can, he may make friends along the way.

Cast as actors

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt was born in Hicksville New York. He wrote many books including

  • Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland,
  • William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim,
  • Okay for Now.
  • and more.

He earned both the Newbery and the Printz Honor awards. He mainly writes children fictional novels. He has been writing since 1996 up to now. Another book he is also famous for writing is The Wednesday Wars.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_D._Schmidt

About Me (Richie G)

Lives in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. He liked the book the flyer is representing. He also definitely thinks his life is "Okay for Now".