The Wednesday Wars
Gary D. Schmidt
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In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.
Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Best Book Ever!
If you've never read this, you really should! It's so worth the five dollars!
I love this book and my friends do to
I liked this book because it was interesting towards the middle of the book so don't put the book down because you don't like the beginning. I hate that Doug's brother kept on making fun of holling.
- Level: Grades 5-7
- Category: Historical
- Published: May 18, 2009
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Language: English