Speechless
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Published:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
293 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Essex Children's Fiction
J SCHMITT
Description
How do you give a eulogy when you can't think of one good thing to say? A poignant, funny, and candid look at grief, family secrets, difficult people, and learning to look behind the facade. 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.
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Wallingford NEW Children's Fiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781536200928, 1536200921
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
680

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After finding out that he must say a few words at his cousin's wake, Jimmy struggles to come up with something nice to say about his bullying, destructive cousin before realizing that the words that are truly heard are the ones that matter the most.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Schmitt, A. P. (2018). Speechless. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Schmitt, Adam P.. 2018. Speechless. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Schmitt, Adam P., Speechless. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Schmitt, Adam P.. Speechless. First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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