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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt I apparently am on a roll with books about adorable young teenagers. Holling reminded me a lot of T.C. from My Most Excellent Year - heck, he could have been T.C.'s dad, given the time period in which this book is set. Except for the Yankees thing.

This book has a lot of charm to it, along with a really nice historical setting that seemed pretty genuine to my I-wasn't-around-then eyes. It wasn't glaring and it's the type of book that a teenager could read and then recognize the references later if they ever manage to get to the Vietnam War/Civil Rights era in history classes.

Like My Most Excellent Year, it's a bit fantastical at times with how well everything works out and how sweet (mostly) everyone is. Definitely an enjoyable read, though.