Ready, Okay! by Adam Cadre

Ready, Okay!

byAdam Cadre

Kobo ebook | November 19, 2015

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REVISED SECOND EDITION

"The day I turned sixteen years old I had no idea that in a few weeks nearly everyone I cared about would be dead. It was therefore with a free and unclouded spirit that I went down to the DMV and failed my driving test."

Allen Mockery's family is in ruins. He and his siblings have been left to fend for themselves, and the results? Gang fights in the driveway. The occasional police raid. And explosions are among the less disconcerting sounds from the room across the hall.

"I'll have a kiwano-cherimoya smoothie, please. And for my two free mix-ins, paprika and ibuprofen."

Allen has found a refuge at his best friend Peggy's house. Hers seemed like the ideal family, a dramatic contrast to his own... but now it too is showing signs of falling apart.

"She looked like she'd been treated with a glaze made from fairies' wings and angels' haloes. He had the body of a Greek god, and not even one of the crappy ones like Deipneus the god of bread."

At school he meets September. At first her family seems to have it together. So why is she always calling in a panic, asking for help with yet another crisis?

"Someone had put on Super Sounds of Stagflation or some other 'Best of the '70s' compilation, and he had taken to the dance floor like a one-man disco inferno, or at least a disco grease fire."

All right, what gives? Somber plot lines, warnings of disaster... but wacky quotes? Is this a rollicking comedy or a bleak tragedy?

Answer: yes.

"This book is an emotional roller coaster. One minute you're laughing at the narrator, next minute your heart is pounding, next minute you can't sit still, next minute you're screaming and the next minute you're crying. Then it starts again." —Sarah Strickland, Goodreads

"Do not turn your back on this novel. It is garishly funny, fierce as hell, and surprisingly, suddenly, full of grace." —Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket


(If you've read this book before, but the quotes look a little unfamiliar—not quite what you remember from the hardcover—that's because this is the fully revised second edition of Ready, Okay! Visit http://adamcadre.ac/okay.html to learn more about it.)

Title:Ready, Okay!Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 19, 2015Publisher:Adam CadreLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051282870

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