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Author Schmitt, Adam P., author.

Title Speechless / Adam P. Schmitt. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource℗(293 pages)
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Summary "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."--Publisher.
Audience 780L Lexile
Note 780L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 8 8 199278
Note Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 8 8 199278
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 8 199278
Note Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 8 199278
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Summary 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.
When his despised cousin Patrick dies, thirteen-year-old Jimmy is put in an impossible situation when his parents force him to eulogize Patrick at the funeral, but as Jimmy reflects on pivotal moments with his cousin, he gains a new perspective.
Subject Cousins -- Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Mental illness -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings.
Cousins -- Juvenile literature.
Boys -- Behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Juvenile literature.
Speech anxiety -- Juvenile literature.
Boys -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Eulogies -- Fiction.
Public speaking -- Fiction.
Speech anxiety -- Fiction.
Cousins. (OCoLC)fst00881894
Funeral rites and ceremonies. (OCoLC)fst00936223
Speech anxiety. (OCoLC)fst01129189
Genre Fiction.
Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Electronic books.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Schmitt, Adam P. Speechless Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018 9781536200928 (DLC) 2018960057 (OCoLC)1023086888
ISBN 9781536204117 :
1536204110 :
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