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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review: The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau

The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau.

The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2012
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375868900

Review: Have you ever been walking through a bookstore, not sure what to buy? If you ever see The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau, tear it off the shelf and buy it! This is a humorous, witty, and just plain phenomenal book starring an average boy named Max Bernard. But pretty soon, he'll be anything but average! You'll have to read the book to get the full story though.

Max's village is like any other ordinary little town. People bustle around, go to work, and go to school. Normal things. Every day of the week. Well, except for Wednesday. On Wednesdays, the townsfolk shrink back into their houses, lock the doors and windows, and close the shutters. Why, you might ask, do the citizens do this every third day of the week? Because of the Wednesdays, of course. The bringers of bad luck. If you go out to walk your dog on a Wednesday, there is a very good chance that you will trip and scrap your knee, and your dog will run away. Everyone in Max's town fears them. Max is determined to find and capture a Wednesday, but gets more than what he bargains for when they find him! Short, squat, and plump figures with large silver eyes, squarish heads, and long, gangly arms is a way of describing the Wednesdays. And then, bad things start happening every day of the week! Max fears he is becoming a Wednesday, as he begins to get the complexion of one! He is afraid of being near his own family, as bad things always happen when he's around. Will he ever get his normal life back?

I loved this book because it can entertain you through and through, and it's nice and short. The characters are all different from each other, and some of them are pretty wacky. If I were to rate this on a scale of one to ten, I would give it a 9, for sure. If you have a road trip or vacation coming up, I would definitely recommend bringing this book along as a quick read. I wouldn't recommend this to older kids or adults, as it is short, larger font, and pictures. I would suggest kids 9-12 to read this book. This book is sure to deliver a few good laughs, though. You never exactly know what the characters are going to do, as they are almost all as wacky as the other. Overall, I loved this book, and I think you should consider reading it!

Review written by Andy (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Wednesdays for this review.

Have you read The Wednesdays? How would you rate it?

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