Soon, Palmer realizes that he is uncomfortable with both the peers who emotionally and physically harm and the townspeople who once a year maim and kill 5, helpless birds. January 1, Number of pages: This made me more interested in this book because I do not like birds and I find their living puposeless. Palmer’s conflicting emotions are so eloquently depicted in this book. On its own merit, Wringer is already a tightly suspenseful, claustrophobic novel: But when the day of the Pigeon Shoot arrives

Kid, 12 years old October 28, They’re lovely, for the most part, and wholly undeserving of their scorn. The see a bigger kid on the playground. Preview — Wringer by Jerry Spinelli. Similar to another of Jerry Spinelli’s books, Stargirl, it tells young readers that they don’t have to give in to peer pressure. It really made me love pigeons. Start reading Wringer on your Kindle in under a minute. Once more, in his characteristic style, Jerry Spinelli shows why he is one of my favorite authors.

And how its OK to be your self and to be different. Soon, Palmer realizes that he is uncomfortable with both the peers who emotionally and physically harm and the townspeople who once a jetry maim and kill 5, helpless birds.

Palmer’s voice seems to warn us himself: Subjects like toxic masculinity are barely ever explored in books and I’m so glad this one did, its a really great book by a good author. Add your rating See all 23 kid reviews.

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Well written, great characters. He talks to Dorthy and they decide to release the pigeon named Nipper. This book is captivating and intriguing.

This book was a mesmerizing morality tale about a young boy who goes by the name of Palmer who cannot make sense of it.


In the end he would get there simply by growing one day older. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If you get to know them, they’re personable, sweet, agreeable birds.

It is an excellent starting point for discussion, especially in a classroom setting. Once I picked up the book, I could hardly put it down.

Then he picks up a very unlikely friend of his own; a charming, mischievous and intelligent pigeon he names Nipper. Palmer knows that he does not want to do this, but he also knows that it will be difficult to break tradition. Set up a giveaway. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to but something to dread. This book gripped me right from the beginning and never let me go until the very last page.

The pigeon’s eye is like a One thing that Jerry Spinelli really seems to capture well about children—their experience of a larger-than-life world. Because — although he can’t admit this to anyone — Palmer does not wrinfer to be a wringer.

Weeks after Pigeon Day, Palmer awakes to pecks on his window.

Dorothy is a strong, marvelous character. On his next birthday he will become a ‘wringer,’ one of the boys who snaps the necks of wounded birds at Waymer, Pennsylvania’s annual Pigeon Day shoot. Also it teaches you that you must wringeer your own decisions in life jefry that if you have a job that you do not like sometimes you have to quit and try to find something that you enjoy doing in stead of doing something because it runs in the family.

I started reading it and I loved it. Palmer finds himself anxious to live up to his father’s example, as he was known as one of the best wringers when he was Palmer’s age. But for obvious reasons, Nipper must remain a complete secret, or someone will inevitably use him as just one more practice bird to kill. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. They are the ones who peer pressure Palmer into wanting to kill pigeons.


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And after a tidal wave of books in which children upend the systems spielli adults, I was pleased and relived to finally see a down-to-earth ending. He is almost nine years old.

I thought that it was interesting because of the life chooses Palmer decides to do. Another beautiful, supremely poignant work from the rich pen of Jerry Spinelli. This book was fantastic and I cannot wait to read more books by Jerry Spinelli!! Lists with This Book. And it was only in the s that some of the larger ones came under uncomfortable scrutiny.

Please try again later. Sensitive, animal loving nine year old Palmer LaRue passionately dreads the arrival of his tenth birthday. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli. This is an important idea to instill at a young age in preparation for teenage-hood, kids need to know that they don’t have to follow the crowd, even if it seems as if they’re the onl This book was unique and captivating.