Recommended audience: Tweens, teens, adults
Category: YA Fiction or Children's, Historical
This is one of the sweetest, funniest books I've read in a long time. It made me laugh out loud one minute and cry the next. The story is told by Holling Hoodhood and chronicles his seventh grade year at Camillo Junior High. This takes place in 1967-68, during the Vietnam War. While the war does affect his life it is not the main part of the story. It is about the struggles and triumphs of a 12 year old kid. The book reminded me quite a bit of The Wonder Years with Fred Savage that was on TV back in the late 80's to early 90's. It has a similar feel to it. I highly recommend this book. It won a Newbery Honor that I think is well deserved.