The Wednesday Wars: A Newbery Honor Award Winner
HarperCollins, 18 Mei 2009 - 288 halaman
In this Newbery Honor–winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-69.
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Mrs. Baker sat on the edge of her desk. This should have sent me some kind of message, since teachers aren't supposed to sit on the edge of their desks on the first day of classes. There's a rule about that. “Hoodhood,” she said quietly ...
If Mrs. Baker was feeling like she was going to throw up, too, she didn't show it. She looked down at the class roll. “Mai Thi Huong,” she called. She looked up to find Mai Thi's raised hand, and nodded. But before she looked down, ...
up with something on how to live with Mrs. Baker for nine months. Either that or I wouldn't care anymore. “Mom,” I called again. I walked past the Perfect Living Room, where no one ever sat because all the seat cushions were covered in ...
“Dad, Mrs. Baker hates my guts.” “Can you see that the television is on and that I'm watching Walter Cronkite?” he said. We listened to Walter Cronkite report on the new casualty figures from Vietnam, and how the air war was being ...
“So, Holling, what did you do that might make Mrs. Baker hate your guts, which will make other Baker family members hate the name of Hoodhood, which will lead the Baker Sporting Emporium to choose another architect, which will kill the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - Dairyqueen84 - LibraryThing
All of the events in the book had almost a too perfect resolution. It was a bit hard to believe that a 7th grader would read and understand Shakespeare without some guidance. Were kids smarter in 1968? The parents were a horror show in their absence from their kids lives. Baca ulasan lengkap
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - ms_rowse - LibraryThing
Love love love this book. I want to be Mrs. Baker--she is the perfect teacher. Nice coming-of-age story...if Holling Hoodhood (the protagonist) was older, I'd lobby to teach this instead of Catcher in the Rye. Way more hopeful but with similar themes. Loved it! Baca ulasan lengkap