November 19, 2007

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

If you've every had the experience of feeling that a certain teacher just doesn't like you or is too hard on you, then this is a story with which you will relate. It's 1967 and Holling Hoodhood is in 7th grade. Over the course of the school year, Holling's experiences are both comic and moving, especially when he's forced to wear tights. The great thing about this book is the way the people change their own points of view during the course of the year. It's also an amazingly accurate look at middle-school life in the 1960's. Trust me, I know. After you read this, get Gary Schmidt's Newbery Honor book, "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Girl." These are worth your reading time. Reed Reads Score: 5

1 comment:

Ms Massion said...

This author has a new book out now about one of the characters in Wednesday Wars....Can't wait to read it.