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Author Schmitt, Adam P.

Title Speechless / Adam P. Schmitt.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Realistic  F SCHMITT    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 293 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "As if being stuffed into last year's dress pants at his cousin's wake weren't uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? He can't recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn't result in injury or destruction. As Jimmy attempts to navigate the odd social norms of the wake, he draws on humor, heartfelt concern, and a good deal of angst while racking his brain and his memory for a decent and meaningful memory to share. But it's not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it's not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard."--Publisher.
Study Program AR RL 4.7 8.0 199278 PCMS.
Subject Cousins -- Juvenile fiction.
Boys -- Behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Juvenile fiction.
Speech anxiety -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Eulogies -- Juvenile fiction.
Public speaking -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 9781536200928 : $16.99

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