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  • Trouble AUTHOR Gary D. Schmidt
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • English
  • 23 November 2017
  • 9780545074599

10 thoughts on “Trouble AUTHOR Gary D. Schmidt

  1. says:

    You know as a children’s librarian Gary Schmidt gives me no end of for lack of a better word trouble As far as I can tell he’s probably one of those authors that doesn’t like to begin writing a book by pigeonholing it for a single age group If I'm right then it would explain why his oeuvre does a funny dance between children’s literature and young adult literature without the author ever fully belonging to one or the ot

  2. says:

    Wonderful YA book Henry’s life is pretty golden until his older brother Franklin is hit by a truck causing him to lose an arm and to be in a coma The driver is a Cambodian teenager and despite the law finding him to not have been negligent the incident leads to racial unrest in the town where Henry and Franklin’s family has lived for ge

  3. says:

    Gary Schmidt is probably my favorite children's writer after the venerable Katherine Paterson I love both of them as phenomenal people and admire them both madly as writers So that's a disclaimer of sorts That said I didn't love TROUBLE as much as LIZZIE BRIGHT and I didn't work on this book so don't have uite the affection for it that I do for THE WEDNESDAY WARS And I do see a few wee little problems in the narrative BUT they hardly mat

  4. says:

    I’ve found that some authors make me feel good about my own abilities as a writer I read their work and I think to mysel

  5. says:

    The first few pages were difficult to get through because the author spent WAY too much time describing the setting However I enjoyed how the author developed the characters throughout the book as well as the plot twists that left me stunnedNow that I think about it I should have seen them coming from a mile away But since I was so immersed in the story it was hard to take a step back and look at the big pictureI liked the characters' growt

  6. says:

    This is my review Another amazing coming of age novel from Schmidt plus SO much I can't begin to explain how much I adore this book I thought Wednesday Wars was near perfect but having just finished Trouble I don't know which one I like bett

  7. says:

    The road trip portion

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    My favorite sentences from this book areHe could see pink and white blossoms in nearby orchards and farther away the brief yellow of the daffodils so bright they looked as if Van Gogh had just come from them with his paint brush still wet in his hand pg 108A heart that has lost knows every other heart that has lost pg 197The first let me se

  9. says:

    I did not like this book It started slow but never picked up There was a few small action parts but they still did not make the book good and did not flow well I also disliked the main character He tried to pick fights and had almost no personality I also despised how unobservant and oblivious he was It was almost to the point of being unrealistic and while I will not spoil the book by providing examples it took him F

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    I admit I did have a little trouble getting through the first few pages while Mr Schmidt spent uite a bit if time describing the setting the Smith's home in the pretentious Blythbury by the Sea But then he got to work on creating his characters rather uickly Henry changes throughout the story who first idolized his bigoted deceased older br

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Trouble AUTHOR Gary D. Schmidt

T Henry sets himself when his brother dies following a car accident Along with his dog his best friend and surprisingly the Cambodian boy whose car was involved in the fatal accident. The first few pages were difficult to get through because the author spent WAY too much time describing the setting However I enjoyed how the author developed the characters throughout the book as well as the plot twists that left me stunnedNow that I think about it I should have seen them coming from a mile away But since I was so immersed in the story it was hard to take a step back and look at the big pictureI liked the characters growth throughout the story particularly Henry s However some of the characters did not have much of an effect on the storyline and I wish Schmidt had spent time further developing characters like Henry s parentsOn the other hand I enjoyed the impact of Black Dog and how she tied into the book smoothly was admirableOverall an enjoyable story with a few flaws

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Henry experiences a journey that is both physically daunting and spiritually exhilarating The writing combines breathtaking nature imagery and hilarious comedy as only Gary Schmidt ca. My favorite sentences from this book areHe could see pink and white blossoms in nearby orchards and farther away the brief yellow of the daffodils so bright they looked as if Van Gogh had just come from them with his paint brush still wet in his hand pg 108A heart that has lost knows every other heart that has lost pg 197The first let me see what the author was describing the second is just a lovely way to say what is true And comparing a book to a painting is a wonderful way to provide a visual image of what can be difficult to describe Van Gogh s bright colors can still look freshly painted but he never paints light without darkness and this book is about learning to live with the darkness that is Trouble and discovering the light that is Grace Henry s father often says If you build your house far away from Trouble then Trouble will never find you only Henry uickly discovers this isn t true and is lost trying to learn to live with Trouble I like that Trouble is a character in the book The words describe an idyllic life with day prep schools and school colors and strong normal young people who go to these schools and live in lovely houses with History A place that Trouble can t possibly live Only there is no light without dark and Henry is faced with the darkness very suddenlyThe book also reveals that the highly educated who are supposed to be enlightened are as human as the working classes and have darker attitudes toward immigration than perhaps even they would like to accept Its fine for Those people to live in That place away from us but not to go to our schools or date our children Or participate in Our Sports like crew America is not a very welcoming place though it is so often the destination of those without hopeIf the end was a bit too nicely resolvedwell I can forgive a lot when a book is this well doneIf I were planning curriculum I would use this book to discuss the current immigration debate to highlight that all of us are immigrants and those with the longest history of suatting on this soil often have the least to be proud about

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A dog a mountain and an ancient slave ship are featured in this latest page turner from a versatile award winning authorClimbing Katahdin the highest mountain in Maine is the goal tha. Wonderful YA book Henry s life is pretty golden until his older brother Franklin is hit by a truck causing him to lose an arm and to be in a coma The driver is a Cambodian teenager and despite the law finding him to not have been negligent the incident leads to racial unrest in the town where Henry and Franklin s family has lived for generationsTheir friends and neighbors are outraged with Chay Chouan s plea bargain than Henry s family is The Chouan s home business and vehicle are vandalized and Franklin sits in his coma with indeterminate brain activity The pressure builds up until the only thing Henry can think to do is climb the mountain Katahdin He was supposed to climb it with Franklin who was an experienced climber Now Henry will climb it himself with the dog he rescued from drowning as a tribute to his brotherGary Schmidt does an incredible job with character development and he is one of those writers that can take a small phrase and so clearly set the scene and make you visualize what s happening He especially does a great job with the scenes with the dog it is obvious that the author knows and likes dogs and those scenes were both heartbreaking and hysterical In addition to Henry the characters of Henry s friend Sanborn who shows up to climb Katahdin and support his friend despite Henry s attempt to go it alone and of the enemy Chay are superbly done Sanborn and Henry have one of those deep male friendships disguised by constant insults and even fights the kind of fights where neither gets mad no matter who wins And Chay has layers that are revealed a small bit at a time He goes from The Bad Guy of the story to justhumanI enjoyed every second of this read and I will absolutely read everything else Gary Schmidt has written


About the Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels including two Newbery Honor books He lives on a farm in Alto Michiganwith his wife and six children where he splits wood plants gardens writes feeds the wild cats that drop by and wishes that sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland He is a Professor of English at Calvin College