“Of all the kids in the seventh grade at Camillo Junior High, there was one kid that Mrs. Baker hated with heat whiter than the sun. Me.” So starts the The Wednesday Wars, a Newberry Honor winner and deservedly so. It is set in 1967 and the hero, Holling Hoodhood (a name if there ever was one), is starting seventh grade and convinced his teacher is out to get him. It is funny and beautifully written and appeals to young and old alike. Shakespeare, baseball, acceptance of others and all in one great read. The cream puffs are there, too, and you will want at least one after this book, maybe two.