Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli is about a boy who finds an unlikely friend in an abnormal town. He also tries to find meaning in his life. A 9-year-old boy, named Palmer, Celebrates his birthday as usual with his so-called friends and mother. Palmer then lives his life in a cloud of confusion because his friends treat him like dirt. Later on though, Palmer meets a new best friend Nipper. Nipper is a pigeon that connects to Palmer in the book. Later on Palmer protests against his towns tradition of killing pigeons for fun. In the end Palmer has a silent victory as he kept Nipper as his lifelong friend.
I think that the author put the book together well as he helped move struggling readers along well. The author also layered action with drama and a bit of humor, so it loosened the book out a little. The author also used clever similes and Metaphors in the book so that kids are able to comprehend the book even if it is a little confusing. In the middle of the book the author puts a lot of suspense between chapters so it makes it more interesting and more fluent.
Even though it may seem boring in the beginning of the book the author puts the meat of the story in the middle of the book, which makes it so you have to read through the book to understand the moral. Also the author puts different scenarios in to the book so it will constantly change topic and move to different discussions often. In the end of the book it also showed how clever some of the characters were. In conclusion, I think that the author did okay and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes drama and action.
Even though the book was good, there were some kinks in it. There were a lot of skips on it.
Really I would recommend this to any adventure seekers and people who want to get advice of who, and what to stand up for.