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Wringer

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Author:

Spinelli, Jerry

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Publisher:

HarperCollins Children's Books

Categories:

Award Winning

Ages:

9-12, 13+

Summary: Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns 10 - the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer. But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself and it's one of the biggest things he has to hide. In Palmer's town being a wringer is an honor, a tradition passed down from father to son. Palmer can't stop himself from being a wringer just like he can't stop himself from growing one year older, just like he can't stand up to a whole town - right? Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli's most powerful novel yet is a gripping tale of how one boy learns how not to be afraid.

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Name:

AE

Hometown:

Toccoa

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ten

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This is a very good book and I think young and old can enjoy it.

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Name:

Courtney

Hometown:

Orlando

Age:

11

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I think this is a great book! I love how it ends with a boy wanting a pet pigeon like Palmer!

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Lena

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13

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This book is terrific. Palmer, the protagonist, strays away from traditon and stands up for what he believes in. I would recommend this book to just about anyone.

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Carly

Hometown:

Duluth

Age:

11

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This is a great book!!! I couldn't put this book down. I would recommend this book to anyone!!!

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Rim

Hometown:

Woodbridge

Age:

16

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The book is wonderful and very delightful. I really enjoyed reading this book. I think that the whole storyline was great and had me jumping and curious about the ending.

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