Thanks for the Trouble

Thanks for the Trouble

For Ages: 14 - 99
Tommy Wallach, the New York Times bestselling author of the “stunning debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) We All Looked Up, delivers a brilliant new novel about a young man who overcomes a crippling loss and finds the courage to live after meeting an enigmatic girl.

“Was this story written about me?”
I shrugged.
“Yes or no?”
I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.
“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.
I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm.
I can’t, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?

Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481418805 | 
  • February 2016 | 
  • Grades 9 and up | 
  • Lexile ® 850L
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About the Author

Tommy Wallach
Photograph by Tallie Maughan

Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is a Los Angeles-based musician and novelist. He is the author of The Anchor & Sophia series, Thanks for the Trouble and the New York Times bestselling We All Looked Up, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned for film by Paramount. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, Tin House, Wired, Salon, and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records, as well as two independent releases, including We All Looked Up: The Album, a companion record to his first novel. He is a 2015 MacDowell Fellow and a finalist for the Children’s Choice Book Award. Grok more at TommyWallach.com.

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