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In "The One-in-a-Million Boy," Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime," this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train"
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"Wood ("Any Bitter Thing," 2005) tells a simultaneously sad and joyous story of a unique 11-year-old boy and the legacy he leaves behind. Known only as the boy, he has no friends, and spends his time obsessively compiling mental lists and memorizing countless Guinness world records. As part of his work to earn a Boy Scout badge, the boy does yard work for 104-year-old Ona Vitkus, a Lithuanian immigrant living nearby. They forge a close bond over the course of seven Saturdays, then the boy dies. His mostly absent musician father, Quinn, volunteers to finish the last three of the boy s weekends. Quinn becomes aware of his son s and Ona s plan to get her into a Guinness records book hopefully, as the oldest licensed driver and this leads first to a road trip to find Ona s only living son, now 90, and eventually to a visit to her homeland at age 109. Wood s portrait of a fractured, grieving family is peopled by endearing characters and should appeal to readers who enjoy the family-centered novels of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah." Booklist

In "The One-in-a-Million Boy," Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime," this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train""

"Wood dishes out tragedy and charm in equal measure with an intergenerational friendship that retains its beauty despite death...although most readers will find tissues often necessary while navigating the layers of this story, the conclusion will leave them smiling through their tears." Shelf Awareness "Wood ("Any Bitter Thing," 2005) tells a simultaneously sad and joyous story of a unique 11-year-old boy and the legacy he leaves behind. Known only as the boy, he has no friends, and spends his time obsessively compiling mental lists and memorizing countless Guinness world records. As part of his work to earn a Boy Scout badge, the boy does yard work for 104-year-old Ona Vitkus, a Lithuanian immigrant living nearby. They forge a close bond over the course of seven Saturdays, then the boy dies. His mostly absent musician father, Quinn, volunteers to finish the last three of the boy s weekends. Quinn becomes aware of his son s and Ona s plan to get her into a Guinness records book hopefully, as the oldest licensed driver and this leads first to a road trip to find Ona s only living son, now 90, and eventually to a visit to her homeland at age 109. Wood s portrait of a fractured, grieving family is peopled by endearing characters and should appeal to readers who enjoy the family-centered novels of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah." Booklist In "The One-in-a-Million Boy," Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime," this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train""

"This is a book of heartbreaking beauty. That an 11-year-old boy could bring together so many people of starkly contrasting interests is, in itself, amazing. But that he could bring them together in such a way as to form deep, lasting bonds is truly remarkable. Monica Wood has accomplished a feat of staggering wonder with THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY."--Bookreporter

"Wood dishes out tragedy and charm in equal measure with an intergenerational friendship that retains its beauty despite death...although most readers will find tissues often necessary while navigating the layers of this story, the conclusion will leave them smiling through their tears."--Shelf Awareness

"Wood (Any Bitter Thing, 2005) tells a simultaneously sad and joyous story of a unique 11-year-old boy and the legacy he leaves behind. Known only as "the boy," he has no friends, and spends his time obsessively compiling mental lists and memorizing countless Guinness world records. As part of his work to earn a Boy Scout badge, the boy does yard work for 104-year-old Ona Vitkus, a Lithuanian immigrant living nearby. They forge a close bond over the course of seven Saturdays, then the boy dies. His mostly absent musician father, Quinn, volunteers to finish the last three of the boy's weekends. Quinn becomes aware of his son's and Ona's plan to get her into a Guinness records book--hopefully, as the oldest licensed driver--and this leads first to a road trip to find Ona's only living son, now 90, and eventually to a visit to her homeland at age 109. Wood's portrait of a fractured, grieving family is peopled by endearing characters and should appeal to readers who enjoy the family-centered novels of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah."--Booklist


In The One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. --Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

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The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house — a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.
 
For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice ex-wife Belle and their odd, acutely observant eleven-year-old son, who is obsessed with Guinness World Records. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son’s unfinished Boy Scout badge.
 
For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry, 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver — and that’s the least of her secrets. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood: a boy who was always listening, always learning.
 
The One-in-a-Million Boy is a richly layered novel of very real hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and yet still within reach of a stunning act of human devotion.
 

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (5 April 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 323 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 054461707X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0544617070
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 544 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.87 x 22.86 cm
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4.0 out of 5 stars Umpteen feelings combined into a single book!
By Ipsa jaiswal on 21 October 2017
“Because the story of your life never starts at the beginning.”
Sitting on my shelf for long, with its bright red cover, the kind that looks engaging without seeming to be ostentatious, the One In a Million Boy, a book by Monica Wood is precisely that. Within its pages is told the story of a woman of age 104 with tales of her life that she supposed were uninteresting till she met the 11 year old boy with an obsession with world records, whose undivided attention unravels more than just her past forgotten memories. Between the lines, it makes one wonder how long and yet short can life be, how impactful and yet meaningless can a life span be, and how insignificant yet significant we all are. It is a book which is an easy page-turner, punctuated with the right amount of facts, a book that will make you smile unknowingly and break your heart.
“...imagining her name in a record book. All those demure round letters in the first name, followed by the stalky surprise of the surname. Ona Vitkus.”
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