Funny How Things Change

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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5.92 X 8.58 X 0.8 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author

MELISSA WYATT fell in love with the landscape of Appalachia on trips "home" with her husband, whose family is from West Virginia. She lives in York, Pennsylvania.


"Wyatt's prose is tautly evocative throughout; her plot is a welcome departure from the stale conventions of the hero's journey." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews

"Good writing drives stellar characterization of this strong but introspective protagonist struggling with his own version of the universal questions of who he is and what matters most . . . . Kinship with Remy will come easily to readers facing similar decisions about growing up and leaving home." --School Library Journal

"Beautifully spare language portrays the quiet story of a good guy." --VOYA

"Readers will identify with Remy and his feeling of being torn between a comfortable past and uncertain future." --Booklist

"This timeless drama of a teen trying to make the right decision about his future is credibly set against timely issues about bad local economies based on unsustainable mining practices, making for a memorable and truly compelling coming-of-age-story." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Thoughtfully written."

"An intimate look into a young man's life and the decisions he must make."

"A beautifully written male character."

"A great look at reasons to leave home versus reasons to stay (without involving any abuse, death or depression) and also has an environmental angle involving mountain top removal . . . . Very well done."