Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

In the era of the Vietnam War, seventh grader Holling Hoodhood spends Wednesday afternons with his teacher Mrs. Baker while the rest of his classmates attend religious education classes. Though Holling is sure that his teacher hates him, she helps him to broaden hsi views of what life could be like.


At April 23, 2008 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Patty said...

This is definitely in my top 5, if not my NUMBER 1 pick! I just finished it on audio.
I laughed! I cried! I'm still laughing and crying! This book reminds me of Holes the way everything that is seemingly unrelated is actually related! It has a little of everything--love, romance, baseball, history, Shakespeare, camping, architecture, free love...
I will definitely be recommending this one to my teens.

At April 25, 2008 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

I liked this book a lot, and it makes my personal top 10 for sure, but I have to say the cover makes but I'm not sure it'll take my top spot.

At May 11, 2008 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

This was great! Might be my top pick - definitely is toward the top of my list of 20. It was SO well written!

At May 21, 2008 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Mary R said...

This is my #1 pick. I think the writing is awesome. So much historical comment is woven into Holling's laugh-out-loud story of life in 7th grade back in 1968. On the other hand when I listened to the audio, I was driving with tears running down my face. Even if teens aren't fans of Shakespeare, I've found they appreciate Holling's predicament, especially the tights and feathers.


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