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Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

One of my all-time favorite books to read growing up by the same author of Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli.

The Wringer tells the story of Palmer, a kid that just wants to belong and be part of the “group”. This resonates a lot with me as I was never part of the “cool” kid group growing up and got bullied a lot.

It was very interesting to see how being part of that group didn’t work out for Palmer as he was going against who he actually was.

By befriending the strangest of friends, a pigeon, while he lives in a town that shoots pigeons every year, Palmer has quite a unique adventure ahead.

Great read, full of lessons about being honest and authentic and one I enjoy reading even as an adult.

Recommended for: Everyone


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