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Speechless (Hardback)

By Adam P., Schmitt

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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 uncomfortab...le 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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ISBN 9781536200928
Released NZ 25 May 2019
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
78 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781536200928
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Released 25 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Adam P., Schmitt
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 567g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Cousins, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Public speaking, Speech anxiety, Families
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile