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    Holling's backpack tore at the seams and dumped out all of its contents. His pack was loaded with four cans of chili and all of the utensils for the entire class. During the month of June,...

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    During the middle of yet another tedious bomb drill one Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Baker decides to take things into her own hands. She tells Holling that they will leave the classroom to survey...

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    Assassination is the act of assassinating somebody. That does not help too much, so let me define "assassinate" instead. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "assassinate" in the following...

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    By "beginning of the book" I am going to assume that you would like events that happen during September. The book doesn't have a numbered chapter system. Instead, each chapter is the name of the...

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    Holling's problem is that he doesn't have enough money to take Meryl Lee, his crush, someplace nice for their Valentine's Day date. His shortage of funds is no joke: he literally has only has...

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    The first quote to appear that gives the reader some insight into Meryl Lee's character is the following quote. So I asked Meryl Lee Kowalski, who has been in love with me since she first laid...

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    The novel The Wednesday Wars is organized into months, spanning the whole of Holling's academic year from September to June. In October, for the sake of his father's job, Holling behaves in a...

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    Holling does not want to play the part of Ariel, because Holling is a seventh grade boy. Ariel is an unbecoming character to a young adolescent male, because Ariel is a fairy, and Holling thinks...

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    Here's a very short summary: Holling accidentally messes up his dad's chances of winning the contract to design the new school. He also goes on a date with Meryl, and he reads Romeo and Juliet and...

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    The last chapter of The Wednesday Wars is a good read. A lot of different things happen, so it feels a bit disjointed at times, but that's to be expected at the end of a school year. With a new...

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    It is an interesting question that you are asking. Is the title The Wednesday Wars, plural, because there are multiple wars happening on Wednesdays? Or is it The Wednesday Wars because each new...

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    Physically, almost nothing is wrong with Holling Hoodhood's perfect house. It's right in the middle of town, it has a perfectly manicured lawn, and everything is painted to perfection. The...

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    In "November" Holling agrees to play the part of Ariel in a production of The Tempest. He agrees to play the part because it allows him to obtain the cream puffs that his classmates demanded from...

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    The sentences that you are referring to can be found in the first chapter of Gary Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars. Holling's sentences are similar to the sentences that his classmates get in that...

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    Gary Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars takes readers through a full school year for the protagonist, Holling Hoodhood. He is a 7th grader at Camillo Junior High School. The book begins in the year...

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    The job that Kowalski and Associates got instead of Hoodhood and Associates is the renovation project of Yankee Stadium. I would like to make a small clarification though. Kowalski and Associates...

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    The Wednesday Wars has a lot of great moments in it. But the sequence in question is one of my favorites, because Mrs. Baker is put in an incredibly tight spot, which of course she handles...

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    The reason for why Holling's sister left for California might change depending on which character that you ask. If you were to ask Holling or Mr. Hoodhood, they would tell you that Heather left...

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    Parts of their relationship could be identified as a tragic relationship, because their mutual affection for each other is greatly affected by forces outside of their control. When Meryl Lee and...

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    Holling Hoodhood quotes a small bit of text from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. The line that he quotes is the following line: “The quality of mercy is not strained” To be really specific,...

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    Holling Hoodhood wins his race in the cross country meet the exact same way that most great runners win. Holling is blessed with a mixture of natural talent, hard work and determination, and good...

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    The Wednesday Wars follows the life of Holling Hoodhood through one entire school year. Holling attends a school that is 50% Jewish and 50% Catholic. I know, weird. To add to the oddity of...

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    In Chapter Five, "January," Mrs. Baker gave Holling a 150-question test on The Tragedy of Macbeth. This is the test that Holling got on his first Wednesday back from the winter or Christmas...

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    Holling is able to get the cream puffs from the baker without enough money because he performs some Shakespeare for the baker. Earlier in the story, Mrs. Baker has some wonderfully...

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    In February, Mrs. Bigio not only bakes cupcakes for the whole school, but she also gives Holling two tickets to see the play Romeo and Juliet. She has a special theater membership that entitles her...

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    Holling's father, Mr. Hoodhood, wants to project the image of perfection to his community. He wants to be the perfect architect, have the perfect family, and of course, have the perfect house....

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    In the last chapter, June, Holling's class plans to spend two days camping in the Catskill Mountains in order to celebrate the end of the school year. Holling notes that his teacher is smiling a...

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    At the beginning of the chapter titled "November," Holling describes cutting the lawn for the last time that year. But his father isn't happy with the job, apparently. As Holling says: …then my...

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    Whenever Holling mentions Doug Swieteck's brother (never referred to by his first name), it's usually to point out his bad behavior. The primary character trait that becomes attached to Doug...

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    The words in The Tempest that appeal most to Holling are the curses that the character Caliban utters. Holling likes them because they're the most original, interesting-sounding cuss words he's...

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    In the story, Hoodhood and Associates eventually wins the contract for the junior high. Prior to Hoodhood and Associates winning the contract, an unpleasant incident almost destroyed Holling and...

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    "And I knew that my father would never bribe the judge." Chapter: September "And then I look around the courtroom, and there's my father, and I'm thinking 'Maybe he can bribe the judge,' and he...

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    I coach varsity cross country at the school that I teach at, and as an athlete I qualified for the state cross country finals twice, so I am going to explain what Holling does with some technical...

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    I think one "event" that changed Holling's character more than anything else was his time spent with Mrs. Baker. Granted that's not one single event, but the time spent Mrs. Baker deeply affects...

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    The reader is not told Holling Hoodhood's exact age in Gary Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars. The reader is told that he is in the seventh grade. I work with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students,...

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    In a lot of ways, Heather Hoodhood is portrayed as a caricature of a typical teenage girl. Additionally, she seems to function as a way to further highlight the time period for the reader. For...

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    I'm not 100% sure exactly which of Mrs. Baker's new plans that you are referring to, because Mrs. Baker has several plans throughout the year. I believe that you are asking about Mrs. Baker's new...

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    Lots of great things happen in those first 5 chapters of The Wednesday Wars. Many of them are important too, so you could pick just about any and defend why it's important. I think a very...

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    Because the book is narrated from Holling Hoodhood's perspective, the tone of the book mirrors his attitude about a lot of things. That means the tone, more often than not, is not overly positive....

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    Doug Swietick's brother is never given a proper name. I believe it is because he is representative of faceless bullies that exist in almost any environment where people interact. Doug's...

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    I don't have a specific page number for my first piece of evidence. It encompasses most of the text. I believe that Holling Hoodhood is not an outgoing person, because he doesn't have dozens of...

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    A climax is the culmination of action—the most intense, exciting, or important part. It usually comes near the end of the book or chapter. Let's take a look at some of the things that happen in...

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    Holling said that line during the month of January. He had just finished playing Ariel in a live Shakespeare production. Unfortunately for Holling, his costume was incredibly embarrassing to wear....

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    The chapters in The Wednesday Wars are long, because they each cover an entire month. Holling hears (discovers) quite a few different things during the October chapter. One thing that Holling hears...

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    Mrs. Baker is nice to Holling by going out of her way to help him. For example, when she learns how Micky Mantle snubs Holling, she arranges for a couple of other Yankee players to play a pick-up...

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    For the character, my choice is Heather Hoodhood. The skill that I would give her (teach her) would be the skill of empathy for others. Heather is a fairly self centered character. She cares...

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    Holling had to go to the emergency room to have his butt x-rayed. Toward the end of the January chapter, Holling has to walk home after a very long day at school. The weather has been really...

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    A protagonist is the main character of a story—the star of the show, you might say. Some novels have more than one protagonist, but it's more common for a novel to have one protagonist and for...

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    When Mr. Guareschi informs Holling that he doesn't have to re-take sixth grade Math, Holling doesn't quite know whether he should be happy or sad. Mrs. Baker's response when informed of the...

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    A lot happens in the final two months of The Wednesday Wars. A lot happens to Holling and the people that he knows, and some big events happen in the history of the United States as well. In...

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