MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH

(Flux Books)

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. Trouble is, everybody there just ignores me.

At least I get to work with Pippa on my film project at school. We used to be friends when we were like twelve. Now that we're hanging out again it's like old times–except she's way cuter.

The thing is, I don't belong anywhere. I don't fit in on the rez, and I suck at school. My dad thinks I'm an idiot, but Pippa thinks I'm all good.

I don't know what to think. Am I bad news or am I 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


"compelling and emotionally nuanced."

Kirkus

 

"Chappell renders the atmosphere of sweltering, swampy south Florida in all its grittiness, giving the novel a unique flavor. This is one for teens looking for a story that reflects real struggles..."

— Booklist



* FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS medalist *

 

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