- Package Weight: about 3.5 pounds.
Product DescriptionPalmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten - the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer.
But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself - and it's one of the biggest things he has to hide. In Palmer's town, being a wringer is an honor - a tradition passed down from father to son. Palmer can't stop himself from being a wringer, just like he can't stop himself from growing one year older, just like he can't stand up to a whole town - right?
Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli's most powerful novel yet is a gripping tale of how one boy learns how not to be afraid.
For ages 8 to 12.
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(From the Middle-School Adventures shelf.)