I just started Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli. It is phenomenol. It's all I can do to put it away while I do my homework. Will Tuppence is afraid of everything and his fear...well it keeps him from everything. Here are a few lines from the book:
And smiles to go before I weep.
...off the edge of self-control and down the slippery slope of my own words.
...you can't forgive unless you first give a crap.
...smile on wheels...(describing a laugh)
It's a great story with great words. Will thinks of his epithet:
Here Lies Will Tuppence - He Was Afraid
He also thinks of his best freind's dad's epiteph. He's a man who is always busy:
Here Lies Mario Bontempo - For the Moment.
Expect a full review by week's end.