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In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart.

In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isnt convinced hes good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorellas favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agree to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.

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*THREE STARRED REVIEWS*

“Deliberate in pace and carefully insightful in its investigation of character, Chambers latest is a work of art that repays multiple readings.”
Booklist, starred review

"Chambers delivers yet another intellectually satisfying novel with equal parts philosophy and repartee, and this one may have broader teen appeal than his most recent efforts."

The Horn Book, starred review

"Packed to the brim with challenging ideas, the latest from Chambers—winner of the Printz Award, Carnegie Medal, and Hans Christian Andersen Award, among others—is simultaneously an acutely observed (and surprising) love story; the chronicle of a young man coming into his own as an artist; and a slippery, twisting examination of the art of storytelling."

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“This quietly understated performance captures the wistfulness of music in a minor key and is ultimately successful in its life-affirming message.”

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"Readers are hooked with snappy dialogue and keen insights; Karl is a multifaceted and likable character who will keep them engaged and rooting for him to find his way in love and in life."

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In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesnt like Holling—hes sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

Synopsis:

A Newbery Honor book, this wonderfully witty and compelling novel chronicles a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-1968 school year.

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Gary D. Schmidt was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars, the story of the seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood from suburban Long Island in 1967 who is stuck spending his Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs. Baker . . . who is clearly trying to kill him with Shakespeare. As time rolls on, Shakespeare starts to grow on Holling, and even when hes not playing the yellow-tighted role of the fairy Ariel, he cant help but hurl the occasional Elizabethan insult. Laugh-out-loud scenes involving overfed escaped classroom rats and chalk-dusted cream puffs mix seamlessly with more poignant moments, some related to the Vietnam War. Holling is courageous, funny, and unique, and readers will love seeing him evolve beyond the expectations of others to become his own fabulous self.
Awards: 2008 Newbery Honor Book, 2008 ALA Notable Childrens Book, 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2007 Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007 National Parenting Publications Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2007 Book Sense Award Finalist

Synopsis:

The Newbery and Printz honor-winning author of "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" delivers a wonderfully witty and compelling novel about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year.

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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marcusjedi, October 30, 2008 (view all comments by marcusjedi)
I loved the book, but it wasn't the best book iv'e read.
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titianlibrarian, August 8, 2008 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
Spring is the season of Shakespeare. I think most of us can remember fighting through 16th century language when the days were getting brighter and longer--don't you remember looking up from Mercutio's speech "Ah, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you" to look out the window at the yellow daffodils planted outside the high school? Right now the local tenth graders are finishing up their research projects on Julius Caesar and another batch of high schoolers are starting on Hamlet.
This novel isn't about a high schooler, though.

Holling Hoodhood is a seventh grader.
And he thinks his teacher hates him because he's the only one in the class who doesn't leave early every Wednesday afternoon for Hebrew school or for Catholic school. And because every week his teacher puts him to work doing classroom chores or reading interminably long plays by Shakespeare.

This was fun to read--there is a really good rhythym to the writing. Like the Robert Newton Peck books about the boy named Soup, the plot seems to jump from escapade to escapade, but the author is able to tie everything together deftly. While the events are not all entirely believable, they aren't so far-fetched as to arouse too much suspicion among younger readers. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud parts, especially for those who have read Shakespeare before and can recognize characters and plotlines and curses mentioned throughout the book. Enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618724833
Author:
Schmidt, Gary
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Author:
Chambers, Aidan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.92 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesnt like Holling—hes sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.

"Synopsis" by , A Newbery Honor book, this wonderfully witty and compelling novel chronicles a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-1968 school year.
"Synopsis" by ,
Gary D. Schmidt was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars, the story of the seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood from suburban Long Island in 1967 who is stuck spending his Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs. Baker . . . who is clearly trying to kill him with Shakespeare. As time rolls on, Shakespeare starts to grow on Holling, and even when hes not playing the yellow-tighted role of the fairy Ariel, he cant help but hurl the occasional Elizabethan insult. Laugh-out-loud scenes involving overfed escaped classroom rats and chalk-dusted cream puffs mix seamlessly with more poignant moments, some related to the Vietnam War. Holling is courageous, funny, and unique, and readers will love seeing him evolve beyond the expectations of others to become his own fabulous self.
Awards: 2008 Newbery Honor Book, 2008 ALA Notable Childrens Book, 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2007 Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007 National Parenting Publications Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2007 Book Sense Award Finalist

"Synopsis" by , The Newbery and Printz honor-winning author of "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" delivers a wonderfully witty and compelling novel about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year.
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