Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book "e;Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity."e; The New York Times"e;A spellbinding story about rites of passage."e; Publishers Weekly (starred review)"e;A realistic story with the intensity of a fable."e; The Horn Book (starred review)"e;Thought-provoking."e; School Library Journal (starred review)In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to, but something to dread. Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.Wringer is a powerful tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.