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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

bookshelves: read, historical-fiction (edit)
status: Read in January, 2009
review: I love Holling Hoodhood---where does someone think up a name like that? I totally enjoyed his voice, his humor, his angst. The Shakespeare plays during the afternoons with Mrs Baker were so much fun to read about (helped me remember why I liked them!!!) and Holling's father was a complete A_ _ who became even more annoying and threatening as the book progressed. The coverage of the times--the Vietnam War, Bobby Kennedy, MLK and baseball will be easily digested by readers, there is even the dr...more I love Holling Hoodhood---where does someone think up a name like that? I totally enjoyed his voice, his humor, his angst. The Shakespeare plays during the afternoons with Mrs Baker were so much fun to read about (helped me remember why I liked them!!!) and Holling's father was a complete A_ _ who became even more annoying and threatening as the book progressed. The coverage of the times--the Vietnam War, Bobby Kennedy, MLK and baseball will be easily digested by readers, there is even the dreaded standardized testing. I love Gary Schmidt and I think I will just go right into his next book, Trouble. For those of you that enjoy great historical fiction, also read his other book, Lizzy Bright and the Buckminster Boy!

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