Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten -- the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer. But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself and it's one of the biggest things he has to hide. In Palmer's t...more
Palmer LaRue dreads his upcoming tenth birthday. He wants to fit in with a small gang of rude boys who bully the girl who is his neighbor and erstwhile friend. On his next birthday he will become a 'wringer,' one of the boys who snaps the necks of wounded birds at Waymer, Pennsylvania's annual...more
In Maniac Magee, this hyper-reality took the form of the mythic. In Wringer it's visceral, our protagonist's dread of turning ten:
'In his dreams he looks down to find his hands around the neck of the pigeon. It feels silky. The pigeon's eye is like a...more
Sensitive, animal loving nine year old Palmer LaRue passionately dreads the arrival of his tenth birthday. The rite of passage in his small town is to become a wringer -- a wringer of the necks of pigeons still alive after be...more
للوهلة الأولى بدا العنوان غريبا جدا ، من هو العصار هذا ؟ هل الكتاب الذي كتبه جيري سبينيللي ( مؤلف الخاسر ) عن عصار ما يعصر الليمون كل يوم ؟ ولا بد أنه طفل فقير وتعيس كما نرى من صورة الغلاف ، يعصر الليمون ويبيعه ليحصل قوت يومه ..
وهكذا دخلت الكتاب دون أي معرفة لماهية هذا العصار ، لأكتشف حبكة مثيرة للاهتمام و الجمال يديرها الكاتب ببراعة يحسد عليها ، ففي مدينة بطلنا الصغير الذي لم يتجاوز العاشرة من عمره ، يقام في كل عام عيد سنوي كبير يدعى أسبوع الأسرة ، وفي اليوم الأخير من العيد يحضر إلى ا...more
Palmer is terrified of his tenth birthday. The fateful day when he will be old enough to become a wringer, one of the boys charged with helping out on the day of the city's great Pigeon Day Shoot, breaking the necks of the innocent birds.
Every other boy anticipates this...more
This book is about a boy named Palmer Who has a love for pigeons. On his 10th birthday he became friends with three kids named beans Mutto and Henry. These kids are the normal kids there because they hate pigeons. In his town they have a family fest that has kids having fun with there kids doing fun things and then on the last day there is a day where they shoot and wring pigeons in the neck. Palmer hates this but his friends love it and Palme...more
I wasn't really sure what this book would be about by the cover. It looked a bit like a horror novel. The inside jacket cover description was even more vague. It sounded more and more like it would be scary. Fortunately, it wasn't.
The main character is Palmer. He turns 9 at the beginning of the book and has been accepted into a gang of boys named Beans, Mutto and Henry. They nickname him Snots. His mother doesn't approve of them. Honestly, they're punks.
In the city that Pa...more
This book is written from the perspecitve of Palmer. He is a good kid but also a boy who is expected to do boy things, have gross nicknames and tease girls. Jerry Spinelli writes the charater convincingly. And it doesn't seem to matter whether you ar...more
a connection i have to this book is that i am soon going to be 12 and i don't want it to come but you can't stop time.so no matter how...more
I thought this book was very sad but had a very remarkable setting and character emotions were very stongly portrayed throughout the book. It really mak...more
This book is good in that it deals with the topic of peer pressure. I like how the story overall promotes standing up for what you believe in no matter what everyon...more
My favorite thing about the book was the writing. Now the story was decent, but the writing blew me away. If you are talking about how well a book is written, this is up there with The Giver, Knife...more
Have you ever read a book that has a lot of suspense? Well if you haven't then you should try it. The best book to try it out on is Wringer by Jerry Spinelli. Jerry Spinelli is a great author, he has made a lot of great books. Bu my favorite is Wringer. Wringer is a novel about a boy that lives in a town that has a holiday of killing pigeons. The main characters name is Palmer, he likes pigeons and doesn’t like the thought of a holiday for killing them. Palmer has some friends that pop in during...more
The connection you make with this book is on a baser level then most, at a place inside you where you don't want to dwell. Unfortunately, it speaks to a part of human experience that we all have to go through at one level or another; somethi...more
He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren.
Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his...more