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Like nothing amazing ever happened

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In small-town Wicapi, Minnesota, in 1991, twelve-year-old Justin struggles to pick up the pieces of his life after the unexpected death of his father.
"A poignant story of a boy picking up the pieces of his life after the unexpected death of his father, and the loyalty, concern, and friendship he finds in his small-town community. Justin doesn't know anything these days. Like how to walk down the halls without getting stared at. Or what to say to Jenni. Or how Phuc is already a physics genius in seventh grade. Or why Benny H. wanders around Wicapi talking to old ghosts. He doesn't know why his mom suddenly loves church or if his older brother, Murphy, will ever play baseball again. Or if the North Stars have a shot at the playoffs. Justin doesn't know how people can act like everything's fine when it's so obviously not. And most of all, he doesn't know what really happened the night his dad died on the train tracks. And that sucks. But life goes on. And as it does, Justin discovers that some things are just unknowable. He learns that time and space and memory are grander and weirder than he ever thought, and that small moments can hold big things, if you're paying attention. Just like his math teacher said, even when you think you have all the information, there will be more. There is always more. Set during the Gulf War era, Like Nothing Amazing Ever Happened is a story about learning to go on after loss, told with a warmth that could thaw the coldest Minnesota lake."

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Chappaqua Library J BLE (Text)
Juvenile Fiction
Irvington Public Library YA FICTION BLEJWAS, E (Text)
YA New Item
John C. Hart Memorial Library J BLEJWAS (Text)
Juvenile New Book
Available Soon
Mount Kisco Public Library J BLEJWAS (Text)
Juvenile Fiction
Town of Pelham Public Library J BLE (Text)
Juvenile Fiction
Checked out
  Purchased with funds from the Lam Bequest 2014
White Plains Public Library J FICTION (Text)
Juvenile Fiction
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