Book Reviews of Wringer

Author: Jerry Spinelli
ISBN-13: 9780590037105
ISBN-10: 0590037102
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 228
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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My daughter read this book when she was 9 and loved it!
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The reading level for this book is posted on the back cover as 4.5, but I really think the content is more appropriate for a teenager or young adult. Even though it would be a very easy book for an older child to read, it just doesn't seem appropriate for ages 9-12.

The book was informative and I enjoyed reading and feeling most of the emotions of the characters.
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This is a great "guy" read. It shows young boys that compassion is a good thing and that they can still gain the respect of their friends by making their own choices rather than following the crowd. There is a lot to be learned about pigeons as well. I was amazed about the facts that I did not know as an adult that had been around pigeons all my life.
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This book was not at all what I thought it would be. It was part of a summer reading program and I almost didn't use it. Shame on me. The boys did not want to stop reading. The character development was excellent and the finish was both gut wrenching and heart warming. A really great book that I would highly recommend.
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The Pigeon's eye is like a polished shirt button.The pigeon's eye is orange with a smaller black button in the center. It looks up at him. It does not blink. It seems as if the bird is about to speak, but it does not. Only the voices speak: "Wring it! Wring it! Wring it!"

He cannot. he cannot wring it, nor can he let go. he wants to let go, desperately, but his fingers are stone. And the voices chant "Wring it! Wring it!" and the orange eye stares.
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A boy faaces the trumoil of grwoing up.
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A Newberry honor book by a great author.
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Newberry Honor
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This is my son's favorite author.
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I've been a fan of Spinelli ever since I read Maniac Magee. His words might be simple, but his storytelling is always rich and deep.
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Newberry book
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One of my favorite authors. Has a stamp on frond page that says "This book belongs to __________" I never filled it in, but you can if you'd like.