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Book Club: The Wednesday Wars

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Wednesday Wars
From Goodreads: The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York. 

What I Didn't Like:
This took me a little while to get into. The story takes place during an entire school year, so it has lulls. I really only got enthusiastic about the story in the 2nd half. 

What I Liked: 
This was a really light read. It's wholesome, and I really like a kid's perspective on a time in history that had a lot going on. It reminded me of when I was in 6th grade and 9/11 happened. I knew it was terrible at the time, but I was so young that I really didn't understand the whole thing. Holling lives during the Vietnam war, The Beatles, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy being shot...but he's also got a lot going on in 7th grade. He is a fun and charming narrator

Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5 Stars (1: hated it, 2: didn't like it, 3: liked it, 4:liked it, 5: loved it)
I did really like this book, but I didn't LOVE it. It's charming and light, but it definitely isn't thrilling. 


  1. I'm always looking for new recommendations!! Thanks so much! :)

    Katherine |

  2. I am so bad about giving up on books too early if I can't get into them right away. I feel like maybe I've missed out on some that would have probably been really good if I had waited it out like you did with this one. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. I'm the same way! I think the only reason I kept hanging in there with this one was because it had been recommended by someone I usually totally agree with.

  3. I've never heard of this book but it sounds interesting! That time in history is usually glossed over so hearing it from a kid's point of view would be really unique!

  4. I need to check this book out! I'm such a bookworm! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  5. This sounds really good! I've been looking for a new book to start, so thank you for sharing!!


  6. I've never heard of this, but it's such an interesting idea for a book!!

  7. Interesting that it's from the kid's perspective! That's kind of cool.



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