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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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Sep 12, 11

bookshelves: young-adult, american, src-fall-2011, favourite-ya
Read from September 11 to 12, 2011, read count: 1

Of course I would like this book.

1. A teacher imparts the love for Shakespeare to a smart-mouthed boy, and he later clinches a very good role in The Tempest for the community play (in return for some cream puffs).

2. The boy has an elder sister who insults him all the time.

3. The different seasons of school life in America are depicted - from fall to winter to spring - with undercurrents caused by the Vietnam War running through each period.

4. Celebrities are shown to be human and fallible too - and even downright disgusting.

5. Adults' conflicts - which seem so serious to them - are portrayed almost comically.

The Wednesday Wars is a really sweet, wonderful story that I want to hug to sleep.
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