Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau
No one goes out on Wednesdays. The businesses are all closed. Drapes are drawn tight, doors are locked. Strange beings show up on Wednesdays so everyone stays in. That is, everyone stayed in until Max made his parents so angry they punished him by sending out on a Wednesday...
Knopf Books and Edelweiss gave the me opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you). It will be published August 14th. This story is written for young readers (ages 8-12) and is a bit scary but fun to read.
Max isn't worried about being outside by himself. It's kind of fun. He can swim nude and splash about with no one being unhappy. He can jump off the diving board without waiting in line. What's not to like? Well, maybe coming out all blue might be a draw back. But who's to see?
The Wednesdays have silver eyes, odd forms, and used to be children. No one knows exactly how they started but their powers seem to be annoying pranks that they play on anybody they can. Max has been chosen by Number Two to be the next one in his troop of Wednesdays. Max doesn't want to go, but he has little time to try to save himself. As his body begins changing, he enlists the aid of an old Army veteran.
This is fast paced story with unusual characters. Max's family loves him, they just get frustrated with him once in a while. They don't know what to do to help him so Max has to figure it out on his own. Max is a character that catches your heart and you're rooting for him all the way. The hero of the story is a surprise and makes the story even more special.
Why not hang out with Max and the Wednesdays? They'll keep you awake until you finish the book!