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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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Feb 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: quirky-fun
Read in March, 2011

Holling Hoodhood lives in the middle ground of his town. He is not Jewish and he is not Catholic, so he must spend every Wednesday alone with his teacher while his friends go to their religious meetings during school. At first, Holling is convinced that his teacher hates him and is out to get him. Especially when she assigns him to read Shakespeare during their time together. He goes through the months and learns more about himself and those around him.

This story was so funny and absolutely adorable. Holling is the funniest narrator I have read in a long time. The book was a fun read. Even though it deals with big things like the Vietnam war, racism, redemption, and family struggles, it is refreshing because Holling is such an interesting narrator. I was laughing so hard through out the entire beginning. Gary Schmidt knows how to keep you interested and ready. Great book and I would definitely recommend it.

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