Mayday (Paperback)

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For people who loved Wonder! Wayne is a walking encyclopedia spouting random facts to help him navigate awkward situations in life. After his mom and he survive a plane crash he discovers he's lost his voice. Little by little he develops the courage to express what's really on his mind. — Martha Cornwell

For people who loved Wonder! Wayne is a walking encyclopedia spouting random facts to help him navigate awkward situations in life. After his mom and he survive a plane crash he discovers he's lost his voice. Little by little he develops the courage to express what's really on his mind. — Martha Cornwell

Description


In the tradition of Counting By 7s and The Thing About Jellyfish, a heartwarming coming-of-age story about grief, family, friendship, and the importance of finding your voice

Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.

Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say.

Filled with Karen Harrington's signature heart and humor, Mayday tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.

About the Author


Karen Harrington is the author of Sure Signs of Crazy and Courage for Beginners. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughters, and the sweetest rescue dog south of the Red River.

Praise For…


Praise for Mayday:

* "A fine character-driven tale that slowly grows to a crescendo of satisfaction."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


* "Wayne is an appealing protagonist with a strong voice who develops believably over the difficult months, as do the other characters. A well-done book on all levels."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


"The main characters are well depicted and highly appealing.... Thought provoking and touching, Mayday applies to anyone who has ever felt like an outcast and wishes to become someone with a sense of pride."
VOYA

"Wayne's is an authentic, funny, and sometimes sarcastic teen voice, which comes through clearly, even when he can't speak out loud.... in this sweet tale of survival, heroism, and the search for strength."
School Library Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316298032
ISBN-10: 0316298034
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English
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