I LOVED this book.
It's about Holling Hoodhood and it's 1967 and the Vietnam War is going on. Holling has to spend Wednesday afternoons with Mrs. Baker because he doesn't have religious instruction at that time like all of his classmates. She makes him read Shakespeare!
There is SOOOOO much heart in this book. The writing is wonderful. Wow, I was not expecting to be so moved by this book.