Thanks for the Trouble

Thanks for the Trouble

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A unique story about first--and last--loves from the celebrated and bestselling author of We All Looked Up .

Parker Sant#65533; 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2017.
ISBN: 9781481418812
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Walla
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 21 cm

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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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