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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“Daniel Hupfer,” she called, and she looked up to find Danny's raised hand, and then she turned to look at me again. “Meryl Lee Kowalski,” she called. She found Meryl Lee's hand, and looked at me again. She did this every time she ...
screamed Danny Hupfer, who was our goalie. “In front of him!” His voice was cracking, probably because he was imagining the propulsion of a soccer ball as it left Doug Swieteck's brother's foot and hurtled toward the goal, and wondering ...
Everything suddenly increased in volume—the howling and the roaring and the slobbering, the whistling of Doug Swieteck's brother's airborne body hurtling toward the goal, the screams of Danny Hupfer, my own hollering as I clutched my ...
Here's the sentence she gave to Danny Hupfer: He kicked the round ball into the goal. Here's the sentence she gave to Mai Thi: The girl walked home. This was so short because it used about a third of Mai Thi's English vocabulary, ...
Danny Hupfer said that he had been waiting for the CIA to get rid of Fidel Castro and then send him down to Cuba, which Mr. Guareschi would then rename Guareschiland. Meryl Lee said that he was probably holding out for something in ...
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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