Date: March 2009
Duration: 4 hours 37 minutes
Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book
'Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity.' —The New York Times
'A spellbinding story about rites of passage.' —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'A realistic story with the intensity of a fable.' —The Horn Book (starred review)
'Thought-provoking.' —School Library Journal (starred review)
In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to, but something to dread. Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.
Wringer is a powerful tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.