Thanks for the Trouble

by Wallach, Tommy (Author)

ISBN: 9781481418805

Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request: 'treat me like a teenager'--

Age Range: From 14 to 99

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, February 2016

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: Tommy Wallach, the New York Times bestselling author of the stunning debut (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) We All Looked Up, delivers a brilliant new novel about a young man who overcomes a crippling loss and finds the courage to live after meeting an enigmatic girl.

Was this story written about me?

I shrugged.

Yes or no?

I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.

It s very rude not to answer simple questions, she said.

I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm.

I can t, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don t you feel like a jerk?

Parker Sante hasn t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.

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