The Wednesday Wars

By | July 5, 2017
The Wednesday Wars Author Gary D. Schmidt
ISBN-10 054723760X
ISBN-13 9780547237602
Year 2009-05-18
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
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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 boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 196768 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 doesnt like Hollinghes 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 Motivationthe Big Min the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny in spite of himself

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