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.
Amazing book just amazing! I love the plot BUT, am I the only one that feels like it is weird that it is 1967? I feel like the 90’s or 2000’s would be nice. But other than that it is an amazing 11/10 book would recommend for kids 12-16
i had to read this book for an assignment for school once and it was very boring. it has no plot and i dreaded picking up that book every time i had to read it. i don’t recommend
I read this in the 7th grade and loved it!
I remember reading this in 7th grade and i loved it so so much. I even did a book report on it. The story is 10/10