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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:

Rachel

Hometown:

Rochester

Age:

13

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This is an amazing book that kept me reading for hours on end. I started this book for a school project, and soon it became my favorite book!

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Name:

Melissa

Hometown:

Zorn

Age:

10

Review:

I haven't finished it, but so far it's really good.

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Name:

Kyle

Hometown:

Millington

Age:

10

Review:

The town hates pigeons so they wring their necks. This book is really cool.

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Name:

Amanda

Hometown:

College Point

Age:

11

Review:

This book was great. It's had a interesting form of writing. This book had three great things about it. 1. It never left you hanging, for example it never left you saying what happens next? 2. It made you feel like you can't put it down. Thats how great it is. 3. It's weird theme made you feel like wooooo is this really happening. I would recommend this book to anyone of my friends. Four of them already started the book and they said it was really good.

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Richard B.

Hometown:

Pennsylvania

Age:

11

Review:

This book was a REAL page Turner. I never wanted to stop reading it. I liked when Beans tried to kill Nipper at the fair I read it till 11:00!!!!

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