The Whole Stupid Way We Are
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Featuring: Skint; Dinah
Hardcover / e-Book
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What happens when everything you’ve got to give isn’t
enough to save someone you love?
It’s Maine. It’s
winter. And it’s FREEZING STINKIN’ COLD! Dinah is wildly
worried about her best friend, Skint. He won’t wear a coat.
Refuses to wear a coat. It’s twelve degrees out, and he
won’t wear a coat. So Dinah’s going to figure out how to
help. That’s what Dinah does—she helps. But she’s too busy
trying to help to notice that sometimes, she’s doing more
harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest?
And Skint isn’t going to be the
one to tell her. He’s got his own problems. He’s worried
about a little boy whose dad won’t let him visit his mom.
He’s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house
down the street.
But the wedge between what
drives Dinah and what concerns Skint is wide enough for a
big old slab of ice. Because Skint’s own father is in
trouble. Because Skint’s mother refuses to ask for help even
though she’s at her breaking point. And because Dinah might
just decide to…help. She thinks she’s cracking through a
sheet of ice, but what’s actually there is an entire
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