Holling Hoodhood just wants to have a normal school year, but there is one problem. He is the only one in his class on Wednesdays afternoons. To make things worse, his teacher hates his guts! So Holling just has to take whatever Mrs. Baker, throws at him. He has to because Mrs. Baker's family company is remodeling and Holling's dad wants her business to pick his business. In the long run, everything work out because Mrs. Baker gives him the best thing ever...Shakespeare.
I absolutely loved this book. There were so many things to like. My favorite aspect was that it was in first person. I love those kinds of books. Also, I liked that Mrs. Baker always knew the right answer Holling might have, even if he didn't get the full point of what Shakespeare was trying to say. For example, Holling thought that "Romeo and Juliet" was dumb because he thought that Romeo was dumb. Another thing I liked was Mrs. Baker helped him with his track skills.