The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin Book Summary
Title: The Whole Stupid Way We Are
Author: N. Griffin
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978-1442431553

The Whole Stupid Way We Are Book Summary

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? That’s Dinah.

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 iceberg.


Erika October 14, 2020 at 11:11 am

I loved this book. Someday I will write a review for it. But there was an unexpected thing in it which was a trigger for me and I was not prepared. I feel like there is death and just general horrible crap all around me right now and this was not the time for me to pick up this wonderful heart achy book.

Linda October 17, 2020 at 9:26 am

How one doesn’t wear coat in Maine?.. Sounds absurd 🙂

Kim October 21, 2020 at 2:06 pm

It could be a next outstanding novel of Stephen King… but it seems it’s not LOL

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