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.
(From the Middle-School Adventures shelf.)