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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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Apr 20, 2009

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Read in April, 2009

I enjoyed this book, but it isn't really my kind of a read. It was sort of a "year-in-the-life" or coming of age story, and I prefer a more structured plot. I liked the humor and I liked the Shakespeare references and parallels. And as I was in 8th grade during the time the main character was in 7th grade, I liked recalling the way things were then.

I spent 1967-68 in a NYC junior high, not a Long Island one, and my school was apparently a lot rougher than Holling's was. Not only that, Holling was just a little too good for me - sure, he had some struggles, but they seemed all just accidental and he always overcame them like a super-hero! I also had trouble with the parents being so disconnected - I mean, the father didn't even call the police when his 16-year old daughter ran off with her boyfriend? Really?

Still, the writing was excellent and it was a pleasant read.

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