Boomerang Book Club: May 2020
The Boomerang Book Club (for teens) provides an online forum for students to freely discuss the novels they read at home. Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth!
Let Brave Writer help. These book discussions are drawn from rich works of fiction that will easily fulfill the English credit requirement for literature for a year of high school.
Teenagers are invited to join our virtual book discussion club, conducted entirely online in the Brave Writer classroom.
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What we’re discussing in May: The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt. Clarion Books Reprint Edition, 2009. 272 pages.
The Wednesday Wars, a Newbery Honor-winning novel, takes readers on a comical and often touching, trip through seventh grade in the late 1960s. Will Holling Hoodhood survive the trials of cream puffs, baseball heroes, enraged rats, and, unexpectedly, William Shakespeare and yellow tights? With the Vietnam war in the backdrop, Holling does his best to dig deep for the courage to face each challenge thrown his way. Along the way, he realizes motivation to move forward can come from people he never thought could help and places he never thought to look.
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