Just Like That

Just Like That

Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene's Preparatory Academy for Girls, where she struggles to navigate the venerable boarding school's traditions and a social structure heavily weighted toward students from wealthy backgrounds. In a parallel story, Matt Coffin has wound up on the Maine coast near St. Elene's with a pillowcase full of money lifted from the leader of a criminal gang, fearing the gang's relentless, destructive pursuit. Both young people gradually dispel their loneliness, finding a way to be hopeful and also finding each other.

Title:Just Like That
ISBN:9780544084773
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    Just Like That Reviews

  • Lady Aquitaine

    This had better be a darn good book if it's going to even come close to making up for killing off (view spoiler)[Holling (hide spoiler)]. What an absolute gut-punch. 2020 is the worst....

  • DaNae

    Once I was able to forgive the first chapter, Gary Schmidt reminded me why he on my favorites list. ...

  • Ashton

    You know it's a good book when it seamlessly references and ties in other pieces of great literature. Gary Schmidt delivers once again.Whether it's the 1960's or present day, he really brings out the ...

  • Melissa McShane

    I'm coming to see patterns in Gary D. Schmidt's writing, patterns that in a lesser writer would make for very tired and sameish writing. There are children in transition and adults who help or hinder ...

  • Jennifer

    Damn. Near. Perfect. At Reading Rants: http://www.readingrants.org/2021/02/0......

  • Samantha B

    Gary D. Schmidt, I would say I hate your guts. Except that might make me cry.This was excellent. Except for the fact that it made me cry.All the references to the Wednesday Wars were great. Except for...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by NetgalleyMeryl Lee Kowalski is shattered by the death of Holling Hoodhood, the main character in The Wednesday Wars, in a car accident right before the start of 8th grade. Her parent...

  • BarricadeBoiz

    This book was extremely wholesome. It explored themes like the Vietnam War, found family, and standing up for what you believe in. The only thing that brought the book down was Matt's storyline, espec...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    Meryl Lee Kowalski is devastated when, between seventh and eighth grades, her close friend, a beloved character from The Wednesday Wars (2007), is killed in a tragic accident. Unable to stand the thou...

  • Naomi

    That hurt.But in the best way. It hurt, then broke your heart, then pulled all the little pieces together, and handed it back to you, and you were better from it....