By Jerry Spinelli
Palmer LaRue is operating out of birthdays. for so long as he can be mindful, he is dreaded the day he turns ten -- the day he will take his position beside all of the different ten-year-old boys on the town, the day he will be a wringer. yet Palmer does not are looking to be a wringer. it truly is one of many first issues he discovered approximately himself and it really is one of many largest issues he has to conceal. In Palmer's city being a wringer is an honor, a practice handed down from father to son. Palmer cannot cease himself from being a wringer similar to he cannot cease himself from turning out to be 365 days older, similar to he cannot face up to a complete city -- correct? Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli's strongest novel but is a gripping story of the way one boy learns how to not be afraid.