The Waffler

By Donovan, Gail

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ISBN
978-0-8037-3920-8
Publisher
Dial


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2013

Fourth grader Monty (short for Montana) seems to be the only one in his family who's paralyzed by indecision. His twin sister, Sierra, is a go-getter; Mom and Dad, amicably divorced, are both remarried and distracted by the challenges of keeping track of the blended family members' various schedules. At school Monty is dubbed "The Waffler" by the principal, and he gets in trouble with h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013  |  Intermediate Fiction

Fourth-grader Monty is often paralyzed by indecision. At school he's dubbed "The Waffler" by the principal, and he gets in t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

An engaging novel with convincing, contemporary portrayals of both school and home environments. Gail Donovan authentically narrates the inner thoughts of fourth-grader Monty: “It was like a grown-up counting: One . . . two . . . They didn’t really want to get to three. They just wanted you to do whatever it was they wanted.” Readers may identify with Monty’s family situation. Monty’s parents are divorced and have shared custody. Both parents have ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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