The Wednesdays

Publisher: Yearling
Every Wednesday, strange things happen in Max's village. The townsfolk shutter their windows, lock their doors, and hunker down to outwait this plague of peculiarities referred to simply as "the Wednesdays." But Max is too curious for that, and when he accidentally lets the Wednesdays inside, his furious parents cast him out for the rest of the day.

Soon he meets the Wednesdays themselves, strange silver-eyed boy-creatures obsessed with playing pranks. Initially he thinks they're quite fun, but they can also be cruel and dangerous. And then Max discovers a terrible secret: he must put an end to the curse of the Wednesdays . . . or become one himself.


Chapter 1

Halfway up the steep slope of Mount Tibidabo was a very small village where very strange things happened . . . but only on Wednesdays.

The rest of the week was quite normal, as far as small villages in this day and age go. It was only on Wednesdays that the villagers...
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"There is enough of a mystery to keep most readers interested until the very end, and Max is a strong protagonist willing to face his problems head on." —School Library Journal