Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)

This book is about a 7th grade boy named Holling Hoodhood and as he deals with school and holding afternoon sessions with Mrs. Baker, whom he believes hates his guts. A series of events take place such as a camping trip, his sister missing, and Hoodhood Associates. It all wraps up funny and charming. The main characters are Doug Switeck, Holling, Meryl Lee, Danny, and Mai Thi. Other characters are Mr. Goldman, Coach Quantri, Doug Switeck’s brother, Lieutenant Baker, Mr. Vendreli, Mr. Guareschi, Mrs. Sidman. I liked this book because I liked how the story flowed together as an ordinary 7th grader’s life would.

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