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“Great character development involving a teacher and her student. You learn a bit about Shakespeare and the Vietnam War era, plus get insight into middle school students lives. A great coming of age story. Since the main character is a male, it may appeal to young male readers. I will...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Loved reading about Holling Hoodhood along with Doug's tricks!”Miss Todd wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read the back cover, had to check it out. Started reading the book, had to finish it in one night. Very likable narrator.”Caitlin C wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A) The book was set in in Long Island during the Vietnam War. The Scenes are usually in Mrs. Bakers room in Camillo Junior High.
B) Holling is the main character in the book. He is Presbyterian and is in junior high. He has a feeling that his teacher Mrs. Baker is out to get him. Also because he is destined to take the family business, he doesn't have any real goals in his life.
C) Mrs. Baker is Holling's teacher. She affects the plot because she gives Holling a hard time, but she is helping him become more mature.
D) I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a great book. It's easy to understand and interesting. The conflicts in the book will have you wanting to keep on reading, and it's resolution is happy and great. So read this book if you have the chance.”
“i finished wednesday wars it was a pretty unny interesting boook i was quite confusd at the beggining of the book and through the end but i went over and skimmed it i understood what it was about :)”Fernando Poot wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book made me laugh out loud. ”Ko's Booklist wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mother/Daughter book club for April 2013. Listened to this on audio. ”Julie R wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was a great and funny book. I learned some Shakespeare and couldn't set the book down.”Amanda Duke wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was amazing”Hailey wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story of Holling Hoodhood, the Presbyterian. Everyone in Holling's schools is Jewish or Catholic and they get to leave school early on Wednesday's. Holling is stuck, alone on Wednesday's with Mrs. Baker, his teacher. Holling feels that Mrs. Baker is out to get him. Mrs. Baker makes Holling clean and read Shakespeare. The story jumps from Holling taking part in a Shakespeare play and he wears and interesting costume, to supplying cream puffs for a bully, to rescuing his sister, to witnessing Danny become a man at his bar mitzvah. In the end Holling is on the way to becoming a responsible young man during the tumultuous year 1967-1968.
This would be a good book to find the strength and challenge that each character faced in the book and how they faced the challenge. Holling makes dramatic changes in how he relates to his father and sister. Students can look in the text to determine what statements prove that Holling is finding who he is as a person. Students can make connections to other books where the main character makes changes on that comes to mind is Bud Not Buddy .