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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She pulled it open and stood there, her hands on her hips. Her lipstick was the color of a new fire engine. “Mrs. Baker hates my guts,” I told her. “So do I,” she said. “I could use some help with this.” “Ask Mom.
She stood up and crossed her arms, and I realized I was alone in the room with no witnesses and no mast to climb to get away. I went out for recess. I kept a perimeter of about ten feet or so around me, and stayed in Mrs. Sidman's line ...
So I glanced up at Mrs. Baker's window—she wasn't there, probably so she wouldn't be accused of being an accomplice—and then I ran toward the goal, turned, and stood. I waited for Doug Swieteck's brother to come.
I stood my ground, and I stood my ground, and I stood my ground, until the howling and the roaring and the slobbering were about on top of me. Then I closed my eyes—nothing says you have to look at your destiny—and stepped out of the ...
I stood at the blackboard as hopeless as a seventh-grade kid could be. “Mr. Hoodhood?” said Mrs. Baker. I started to sweat. If Robert Louis Stevenson had written a sentence like that in Treasure Island, no one would have ever read 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