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The Wednesday Wars | [Gary D. Schmidt]

The Wednesday Wars

Holling Hoodhood is really in for it. He's just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him. The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things to worry about, especially Vietnam. Then there's the family business. As far as Holling's father is concerned, the Hoodhoods need to be on their best behavior: the success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it.
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Holling Hoodhood is really in for it. He's just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him.

The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things to worry about, especially Vietnam. Then there's the family business. As far as Holling's father is concerned, the Hoodhoods need to be on their best behavior: the success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? Rats, for one thing; cream puff, for another. Then there's Doug Swieteck's brother. And that's just for starters....

©2007 Gary D. Schmidt; (P)2007 Scholastic Inc.

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    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 12-19-08
    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 12-19-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and well-written"

    It is rare when an excellent book is combined with a suitably excellent narrator. I've listened to many books and this is one of the best narrators that I've listened to. He is perfect for the book because his Holling voice sounds young yet his vivid voices provides faces of the book characters.

    A quick review in Amazon will show you that this is an excellent book to read, however, I think that it is even better to listen to it as an audiobook because of the wit and some of the Shakespeare lines.

    Before I listened to the book I thought it was about smart alec kid who outwitted his teachers and I was previewing it for my son because it did get high reviews. It's not, it's about a kid who it just doing his best. Holling (our young protagonist) is a thoroughly well-rounded character who is Every Boy. During the book, his experiences with his teachers, friends and family mature him and we laugh at some of his missteps and thoughts along the way.

    I highly recommend it.

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    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 10-23-10
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 10-23-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Great book for all ages"

    This book surprised me. A 7th grade boy in 1968 going to school. It started out just as cute as I expected, but by the end it had turned into something much deeper. It addressed the social issues of Vietnam, religious prejudice, love of money over family, marriage and family relations, and reaching your potential. All of these were addressed in a way that a 7th grader and an adult could laugh and cry at. This is a great book. I will probably read this one with my kids on the next road trip. There is a lot to laugh about and a lot to talk about.

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    "Fantastic book for kids and adults"

    We still have about an hour left of this book and are SO wishing it wouldn't end. My daughters (7 and 11) have been listening with me in the car as we commute and there have been times I almost needed to pull off the road. I laughed so hard I was crying. Then there are poignant moments, so sweet and heart wrenching -- and I cried for them too. I'm not especially weepy; this is just a really good book. My daughters have already read a good bit of Shakespeare, but this inspired them to read more and go back to some favorites. They loved the Caliban curses: Toads, beetles, bats!

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    Beth S. Tulsa, OK 08-27-15
    Beth S. Tulsa, OK 08-27-15 Member Since 2015

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    First read of this author. Enjoyed the storyline and the perspective of the 60's. Narration good.

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    English teacher Dallas, TX 08-07-15
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    Charming, heart-warming, endearing. Holling is trying to find out who he is against a backdrop of social change. It's fun to follow him on his journey. Narrator is superb!

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    Antoinette 07-15-15
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    "Wow! Best book EVER!! 😀💸♥️"

    Love it!😎. Best book yet. Please read this book. I give this 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 👍🏼! Wow!!!!!!!!

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    Catherine M. Julian Pittsburgh, PA United States 07-15-15
    Catherine M. Julian Pittsburgh, PA United States 07-15-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Really Relatable!"

    This book was really fun to listen to. It's really relatable. ^-^ I really think you should read it! Very nicely written unlike other sloppily written teen books out there. This book should be more popular! The characters seem so real.

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-04-15
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Often a hilarious story!"

    I enjoyed this book. You won't forget the characters created by the author, Gary D. Schmidt. The situations that Holling Hoodhood would get into were so funny and believable.

    It was fun not knowing what was going to happen next in the story.

    Excellent narration by Joel Johnstone.

    Enjoy!

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    JW DUNCAN Arkansas 03-19-15
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    "Touching book!"

    This book was very outstanding and also very cute and loving it shows the character develop meants very spectacular book!

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    hyejeong 01-02-15
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    "holling and mrs.baker's Wednesday wars"

    holling is in the7th grade. he and mrs.baker is reading shakspear.
    reading shakspear will have some changes or not?
    holling has some problems. his family and teachers and cross_country races.
    and there's almost no possibility he could survive. will he?

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