Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book
Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity. --The New York Times
A spellbinding story about rites of passage. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A realistic story with the intensity of a fable. --The Horn Book (starred review)
Thought-provoking. --School Library Journal (starred review)
In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to but something to dread.
Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.
Wringer is an unforgettable tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Size: 7.69h x 5.22w x 0.59d
Award: Buckeye Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Carolyn W. Field Award - Winner
Review Citations: School Library Journal 01/01/2000
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 17800 / Wringer
Reading Level: 4.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 5