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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Spinelli Narrator: Conor Donovan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780061632365
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What is stargazer, skateboarder, chess champ, pepperoni pizza eater, older brother, sister hater, best friend, first kisser, science geek, control freak Will Tuppence so afraid of in this great big universe?

Jerry Spinelli knows.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Spinelli touch remains true in this funny and thoroughly enjoyable read.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Spinelli employs a fresh voice and honest perspective to mine the prickly intersections of family, friendship, and growing up, with emotionally resonant results.” 

    Booklist

  • “Another solid, feel-good offering from Spinelli that takes big themes about love and the meaning of life and cuts them down to kid-size with finely tuned characterizations and humorous dialogue.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Another solid, feel-good offering from Spinelli that takes big themes about love and the meaning of life and cuts them down to kid-size with finely tuned characterizations and humorous dialogue.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Middle school boys and girls, as well as the reluctant reader, will enjoy this fun and easy read.” 

    VOYA

  • A Parents‘ Choice Award Recommended Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Wong | 2/12/2014

    " I like this book because it talks about how when one thing leads to another because a friend likes a friend but another friend likes a friend to but in a bigger friend way. The story is about this guy named Will Tuppence and he is a guy who is in love with protons and when he heard that protons could die, he freaked out like a man jumping in a river. Then he told his friends named Mi-Su and BT if they know about and Mi-Su already knew that protons could die. In the middle Will Tuppence is kind of in a love trance because he likes Mi-Su and BT likes her too. I recommend this to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manon | 2/11/2014

    " Another charming read by Mr. Spinelli, not his best work, but still a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karley | 2/10/2014

    " This is a good book to do on a project. me chrissy taylor and shelby did it on Smiles to go and we got a good grade. i would have never thought what would happen at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2014

    " This book was very good. Go to my blog for a true review. readaroundroom.blogspot.com "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/22/2014

    " This is a 3 1/2 stars. I listened to it on CD and really enjoyed it... my daughter Michelle also liked it (except the kissing parts...it's really geared for older kids... maybe age 10-12 or so). It's about a boy who is profoundly troubled when he learns that protons die...that eventually everything in the universe will disappear. About a boy who has an annoying (but also surprisingly sweet) little sister. About a boy who has a crush and has all the conflicting feelings of a young teenager. About a boy trying to figure out his life, win at chess, get the girl, etc. Seems like most people could find something (or many things) to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/22/2014

    " Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli (2008) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanako Chung | 1/16/2014

    " This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I don't really understand what the point is because there are so many obstructions that come across this book... But the book is really truly amazing. I stayed up literally all night to read this thing. It was so addicting and I can't stop thinking about it! This book TOTALLY relates to my life so that's probably why I'm so addicted to it... But anyway, this is my first (of many) Jerry Spinelli book that I have ever read. And now that I know his voice, I plan to read many more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 1/7/2014

    " I can't help it. I rate everything of Spinelli's against Stargirl. This wasn't as good. Still very good, but not that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Emerson | 1/6/2014

    " I read this along with my 12-year-old. Good book, creatively written. An unexpected ending offered it some new life. Worth reading if you are a teenager, especially if you have an annoying little sibling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/2/2014

    " Very intriguing story, I really felt the emotions of the main character. For I while there however, I almost got too upset at the main character's little sister, and had to take a break from reading the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/25/2013

    " Umm, this was ok? I did finish it, but don't have anything to say about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/1/2013

    " Although this is targetted to young adults, I found it an enjoyable book--it even made me cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Scott | 11/29/2013

    " This was a good book, but it took me awhile to get into it. I'll probably read it to my students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Lewis | 5/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this little read of Mr. Spinelli's; however, it wasn't one of my favorites by him. The last 60 pages were the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana | 3/26/2013

    " very good. i love the setup and the whole purpose of the story. this is a kind of book that you cant stop reading until you finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/3/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this one. That being said, once I was into to it, I had to finish. Spinelli knows just how to capture certain aspects of familial relationships and teenage boys. It reminded me of Space Station Seventh Grade in that regard...just not as funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 12/25/2012

    " Kind of a cute book about being nice to those we love :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 11/6/2012

    " smart kid will falls for best friend mi-su, then spends way too much time stressing about whether she likes him back. lessons are learned, esp. relating to bratty younger sister. ho hum. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin Cobb | 10/12/2012

    " This book was OK, but slow and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Quach | 7/11/2012

    " The main character is a loser, LOL. And his sister is annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamila.712 | 6/6/2012

    " THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/5/2012

    " good for a short read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila Useini | 5/20/2012

    " this was a great book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 LaDawn | 8/29/2011

    " I couldn't even finish listening to this one. I don't remember when the last time that has happened. I got very tired of the "is she thinking about me" angst of Will. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tera | 8/25/2011

    " Fun, easy read. I would give a 3 1/2.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krissy | 5/29/2011

    " The most annoying little sister character I've ever read. When it comes to Jerry Spinelli books, it seems like I either love them or don't. No middle ground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 5/7/2011

    " This book is really cute, made you think about what you have. Reminded me of me and my sister "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 4/11/2011

    " it was okay the beginning was kinda boring but it got really good in the end... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 3/23/2011

    " I thought this book was really interesting. But so are most other Jerry Spinelli books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/15/2011

    " I love Jerry Spinelli, but had a hard time getting into the character of Will Tuppence. I do like the way he develops his characters fully and embedds life lessons for young adults. Not sure how many can relate to Will or BT for that fact. It was OK, not a stand out for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/3/2011

    " Jerry Spinelli does an outstanding job telling this story. You get all wrapped up in the main character just as if you were an egotistical kid again, but events unfold that force him to expand his view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 2/22/2011

    " began it today. i like it. good so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Takeshi | 2/22/2011

    " LOOOOOOOOVED this book SOOOOOOOO much! Greatly intriguing and surprising. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anyelika | 2/1/2011

    " First of all let me say, some of these chapters were short! And I mean only a sentence long at times! But it was a nice book,I felt like I could compare it to myself since I like to plan things like Will Tuppence,but not to his extreme. All in all it was a pretty good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franki | 1/30/2011

    " I thought it would be much different than it was, but I still loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli discovered his calling in 1957 when his high school football team won a big game. The town celebrated and his fellow students raced through the streets, but Jerry sneaked back home and marked the occasion in his own way. He wrote a poem. Later the town newspaper published it. He has been a writer ever since. Married to Eileen Spinelli, who is also a writer, Jerry was for many years an editor for the Chilton Company. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. His immensely popular books include Space Station Seventh Grade, Jason and Marceline, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, and Maniac Magee, which has won more than fifteen state children’s book awards in addition to the Newbery Medal.