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In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year in Long Island, New York. 

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling - he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? 

But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: The success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much with which to contend? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! 

As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation - the Big M - in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

©2007 Gary D. Schmidt (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robin
  • 2019/03/24

If you were ever in 7th grade. . .

I first read The Wednesday Wars in 2011, and I have never forgotten it (especially the yellow tights and the story that surrounds them). Recently I bought the audiobook so I could read it again. Glad I did. It was just as much a delight the second time through. Toward the end of the book, I drove to a wedding, an hour drive each way along a winding mountain road. I laughed out loud numerous times, and the drive seemed to fly by. The Wednesday Wars is set during the school year of 1967-1968. The protagonist is 7th grader Holling Hoodhood, the only Presbyterian in his class. Every Wednesday, half the class goes off for Hebrew instruction and the other half goes off for Catholic instruction. A Presbyterian, Holling is left in his teacher’s care. If not for him, Mrs. Baker would have Wednesday afternoons off. Therefore he is sure she hates him as only a teacher can and is out to kill him in devious ways, including by making him read Shakespeare plays. I don’t want to give away too much of the story. But I will say this: I laughed and laughed and laughed. I related to all the angst of a 12 year old. I remembered those atomic bomb drills where we got under our desks. I also ached over parts of the story. The writer is truly gifted at saying much with a few words. He also reminded me why I’m glad I’m not a 7th grade boy dealing with the 8th grade boys on the cross-country team. Read the book to know what I mean. LOL! And it is a rare writer who can bring me to tears while I’m walking on the treadmill, but that’s what happened to me when he so wonderfully described the sound Mrs. Baker made when–– (Nope! Not gonna say more.) If you were ever a kid, if you were ever in the 7th grade, and especially if you were a 7th grade kid during the turbulent ’60s, you need to read this book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • AnnaLCDC
  • 2020/11/19

one of my favorites

i love the setting of the story and it's interesting the way it is based off of Romeo and Juliet and the Vietnam war.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • David Tousey
  • 2020/11/01

A Happy Book

This book might have been written for young readers. But it is a happy happy story that took me away from the horrid news cycle enveloping the 2020 Election. An escape for an adult that was in 7th grade in 1968 - the timeframe of the book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • bzholly
  • 2020/10/07

Since no one will ever live this childhood again

You HAVE to read this! This is every stereotype from this time period! This is every beautiful Norman Rockwell rolled up into words! This will bring a smile and maybe even provoke the shedding of a tear or two! I will be listening to this again and plan to read ALL of Schmidt’s other books! Can not recommend enough! PS If you hope to spark an interest in Shakespeare in any young child’s mind, this book is mandatory!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Heath
  • 2020/04/11

Wow! My Favorite.

This book was extremely well written and had an exceptional story line, characters, themes. I am an avid reader and this is my favorite book of all time.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/01/19

Beautiful, Sweet, Full of Heart and even funny

I wasn't sure I would like this story. The title didn't grab me and it started kinda slow. But quickly it became a journey I joined the author on . The story is beautifully written, laugh out loud funny at times and by the end, a deep awakening of things I haven't quite grasped about life yet, even at 58. This is a story to listen to over and over. Loved it!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rachael Larson
  • 2020/01/08

The Best YA Realistic Fiction I’ve Read in a Long Time

Holling is a charming main character, and his humor and character arc are worth the read. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth in the development of a variety of themes as the story progressed. Joel Johnstone’s performance does Holling justice and keeps the meaning in his repetitions and exclamations (from “Swell” to “Toads, beetles, bats!”), making it sound like you’re listening to a real person. This was a delightful book to listen to!

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jessica Richardson
  • 2019/09/11

Parents & Teachers

Why do Authors feel the need to separate children from parents? Sad really, lots of great parents out there. How about a few books that reflect THAT reality. OK read, bad perspective

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 匿名
  • 2019/08/18

Outstanding book.

At first, I was intended to continue reading it. But after the chapter, October, I understood it more. With the audio you can hear how they sound and mean some of the phrases from Shakesspeare in the story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Brian R
  • 2019/08/15

Fine Juvenile Fiction

Fun, lighthearted book that also has meaningful themes and talking points. It makes me want to read Shakespeare again.