Sunday, August 1, 2010

Review: The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday WarsTitle: The Wednesday Wars
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Pages: 264
Publisher: Clarion Books
Rating: 8.5/10

Have you ever had a teacher that always tried to make things worse for you? I mean like they let the worst people slide but when it comes to you, your teacher gives you a punishment just because you’re the person she doesn’t like. Holling Hoodhood had that type of teacher in 7th grade. And really compared to Doug Swieteck and his 410 ways to get a teacher to hate you, hating Holling made no sense. His teacher’s name was Mrs. Baker. And she hated Holling’s guts.

My favorite character in this book is Meryl Lee Kowalski. She is my favorite character because her father and Holling’s father are both architects and competing for a job that can end the relationship that she wanted with Holling. And Holling isn’t sure whether she meant to start this argument or if she is working for her dad, trying to get inside information on Hoodhood and Associates, the company that Holling’s dad owns and that will soon belong to Holling.

Another one of my favorite characters in The Wednesday Wars is Holling. Trying to evade Mrs. Baker isn’t as easy as he hopes and having a family that doesn’t really support him because they don’t believe him makes it even harder to explain that Mrs. Baker hates his guts. Telling his friends doesn’t help either because if she hated Holling, then why didn’t she hate Doug Swieteck?

I liked The Wednesday Wars because it was a funny book about Holling being the only person that doesn’t go to a church on Wednesdays. So he has to spend his Wednesdays from 1: 55 to the end of the day with Mrs. Baker with no one else and live through the school year by reading Shakespeare and going through plays that may be fun but may also be a bit embarrassing. Of course maybe there are a few happy moments. But Mrs. Baker may ruin most of them. Except one that could change his thoughts about Mrs. Baker. Maybe.

Will Holling get through the school year? We he even get through a week? Especially on Wednesdays? Read The Wednesday Wars, a book about a boy named Holling and how he gets through 7th grade with a teacher that hates his guts. Or so he thinks.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes a funny book ( almost everyone). This book is a wonderful book that places the reader in wonderful mood.

1 comment :

  1. Good review. I really want to read that book!



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