The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Set in the midst of the Vietnam war, The Wednesday Wars covers a range of heavy topics all through the lens of a 7th grade boy, humorous Holling Hoodhood. It's brilliant. No sex, no drugs. Just a great kid and a teacher he will never ever forget. Laugh out loud funny. Schmidt is very VERY clever and one of my favorite Young Adult authors. He incorporates several plots of Shakespeare's plays into the main character's everyday life. There were so many great scenes and thoughts in this book. I seriously would be rolling on the floor laughing one minute and then clutching a tissue blubbering the next. It was all so moving. So many scenes of forgiveness, understanding and kindness.
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