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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... and how the air war was being widened, and how two new brigades of the 101st Airborne Division were being sent over, until CBS finally threw in a commercial. “Dad, Mrs. Baker hates my guts.” “What did you do?” “I didn't do anything.
I suppose he hates Jim's guts right at that moment. And Jim smiles, since he knows he's got him. That's guts. But then Israel Hands throws the dagger, and it's just dumb luck that saves Jim. And I didn't want to count on just dumb luck.
I didn't see any trip wires, so probably there weren't any explosives. I checked the screws. They were all still in, so it wouldn't fall flat when I sat down. Maybe there was something inside. Something terrible inside.
I didn't move. Danny screamed again. I think he screamed “In front!” But I'm not sure. I don't think he was using language at all. Imagine a sound with a whole lot of high vowels, and I think you'd have it. But it didn't make any ...
“I didn't mean to take him out.” “Sure. Did you see him fly? Like a missile.” “I didn't mean to take him out,” I hollered. “I never saw anyone get taken out like that before.” Doug Swieteck ran over. “You took out my brother?
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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