Saturday, October 31, 2015


The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt

Product Description(
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. 
Age Range: 10 - 12 years 
Grade Level: 5 - 7 
Lexile Measure: 990L 
Paperback: 272 pages 
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 18, 2009) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 054723760X 
ISBN-13: 978-0547237602

MY THOUGHTS:  I have to admit when I first started this book I wasn't too sure where it was going.  But I kept with it and finally got into it.  Holling is a typical 7th grader.  But he has a problem with his teacher, Mrs. Baker.  He thinks she hates him.  Why, because every Wednesday at  at 1:45 sharp, half of his class went to Hebrew School at Temple Beth-El, and, at 1:55, the other half went to Catechism at Saint Adelbert's.  This left Holling the only student in the class.  There are of course bully's that Holling has to deal with along with everything else a typical 7th grader has to bear up to.  But is it his imagination that his teacher hates him?  You will have to read the book to find out about the rest of the book.  Really great book to read!  I give this book 4.....

This book is for Read the Days of the Week Challenge.

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