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Dead Wednesday Kindle Edition
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"Spinelli writes with wry humor that still makes room for sweetness and a belief in the impossible. A stellar pick for tween collections." —Booklist, starred review
"Spinelli captures eighth-grade social dynamics, Worm’s self-erasure, and Becca’s confidence with vivid authenticity." —The Bulletin, starred review
“This fever dream of a story about self-acceptance and forgiveness is unforgettable.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
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About the Author
- ASIN : B08MQ31P6H
- Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers (August 3, 2021)
- Publication date : August 3, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3116 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0593425847
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #650,859 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dead Wednesday is about a school that plans a day at the end of the year where eighth grade students are assigned a persona for the day of a deceased teen from their state in order to encourage them to make future decisions that will keep them safe from dangerous teen behaviors. They are given a black t-shirt, a card with information about the deceased teen and the events surrounding their death, and are ignored by school staff and community members for the rest of the day to give them time to reflect on the tragic loss and how they might choose differently. The main character, Worm, is assigned a young woman, Becca, who was killed in a preventable Christmas Eve car accident. It is a thought-provoking story that challenges the reader to consider how our choices and decisions impact no only ourselves, but everyone around us.
8th graders at Worm’s school are given the name of a young person who has passed away over the past year in a preventable event. The rest of the day, the 8th graders are ignored and treated as if they are dead. It is supposed to be an exercise to get them thinking of their own mortality. Unfortunately, it is seen by many as an opportunity to do everything they should do and get away with it. Worm feels pretty indifferent about the day, until his person shows up next to him at the water fountain at school. He spends the day with the 17 year old girl who crashed her car on Christmas Eve.
The story was intriguing and engaging. The characters were interesting. I would definitely hesitate from putting this in the hands of a student below 7th grade (even though the grade level says 5-6). Ideally, this book would be read by a group with conversations to help absorb and comprehend the message.