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Publisher's Summary

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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Wow!

Wonderful book. Wonderful audio book. This will be the first of many recommendations. Check this one out.

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Wholesome

This book was originally bought Be grudgingly because it was a required book to "read" for my school, after binge listening to it it turned out to be a lot more sweet and wholesome than expected. I at the very least enjoyed the 2nd half more than the first.

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The book of the year

This book is one of the best books ever written , and I don't think even Shakespeare could have written such a great story.

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fun!

feels like THE WONDER YEARS. Will make you laugh and smile. a perfect happy book.

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It was so great!

Holing surviving with his teacher and learning the world. Also he began to know Shakespeare and people around him.

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Like being in 7th grade again

What did you love best about The Wednesday Wars?

the dialog, and how the conversation/situation comes full circle.

What did you like best about this story?

Perseverance, and watch out for Doug Swieteck's brother.

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very enjoyable listen.

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BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN

I listened to this book all night and could not turn it off! This is a must read for all people

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This story is so funny

It's a funny book and so worth your time, I laughed so hard, the narrator is perfect for it and really brings the story to life, and like I said, it is a great book!

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Great!

I read the book ages ago and enjoyed hearing it aloud, with the names pronounced correctly.

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  • Kesha
  • Memphis, Tunisia
  • 12-09-16

Classic take.

This novel captured me because of the complexities it held with everyday life. It seems like something John Green would have written.