Thanks for the Trouble

Thanks for the Trouble

eBook - 2016
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"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'"--
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481418829
1481418823
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages)

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msp_pier
Aug 12, 2016

if you were a fan of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, then you will definitely be a fan of Thanks for the Trouble. Parker hasn't spoken in over 5 years since a tragic accident. he's stopped going to therapy, he's stopped trying to make friends, and he's stopped caring about school. he spends his day writing and hanging around hotels people watching. on Halloween, he meets Zelda. a sad girl sitting alone in a hotel restaurant with silver hair. he writes her a story and what follows is an adventurous weekend exploring San Francisco. Zelda helps Parker by opening him up and getting him to realize all of the possibilities life has to offer. Zelda and Parker are realistically written, flawed, cynical, honest, human. (very John Green-ish). the story is lovely, enchanting, and a little bit whimsical. you could think of Zelda as the typical manic-pixie-dream-girl, but to me, she was so much than that. i loved Tommy Wallach's debut, We All Looked Up, and i LOVED this book as well.

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mfollowstheroad
Jun 09, 2016

My favorite parts are the fairy tales Parker wrote! I wonder where he ends up going college wise.

LPL_CentennialC Mar 21, 2016

Tommy Wallach knows how to write real teenagers...even if one of these teenagers claims to be 246 years old. (Curious? Just start reading it!) Simultaneously comedic and poignant, realistic and magical, this book is an odd little coming of age gem. Recommended for lovers of John Green & Andrew Smith!

CMLibrary_kmullis Mar 03, 2016

A great read. The characters are whip-smart, yet still fumbling through their lives trying to sort through their own tragedies. Full of mystery and heartbreak, yet with enough humor and hope to keep the reader smiling.

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