My 6th grade English classes absolutely love the characters and story of The Wednesday Wars. Joel Johnstone brings this novel to life; one of the best readings I've ever heard!
Holling Hoodhood, the protagonist, is unforgettable as a boy trying to figure out just who he's supposed to be in this world.
Mai Thi--her accent was hilarious!
Holling Hoodhood's fateful meeting with Mickey Mantle was particularly moving, "When gods die, they die hard." So true.
I have purchased all of Gary D. Schmidt's titles as a result of reading this novel. They are outstanding reads for ages 11+.
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