Half native. Half white. One hundred percent nothing. My mom doesn't want me. My dad just got out of jail. They want me to go live with him on the reservation in the Everglades. Whatever. I switched schools again, and I'm flunking everything. At least I get to work with Pippa on my film project. We used to be friends when we were like, twelve. Now that we're hanging out again it's like old times--not to mention, she's super cute. The thing is, I don't belong anywhere. I don't fit in on the Rez, I'm in trouble all the time, and my ex-girlfriend is messing with my head. So who's right? My dad, who thinks I'm a loser? Or Pippa, who thinks I'm more than good enough?
"In More Than Good Enough, Crissa-Jean Chappell's fractured narrative perfectly reflects the life of Trenton, a boy pulled apart by broken family, lost between the urban Miami he's known and an alien life on his father's Everglades reservation. Trenton's ability to find meaning in the mixed shards of his past is powerful and satisfying.”
--Geoff Herbach, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature
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Crissa-Jean Chappell's debut novel, TOTAL CONSTANT ORDER was
published by HarperTeen. It is a Florida Book Award medalist, a New
York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and a VOYA Perfect Ten.
Starred review. ★ Editor's Choice Book. Her new YA novel, NARC, was recently published by Flux. Coming soon: MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH (1/8/2014 Flux)