Max lives in a perfectly ordinary family in a perfectly ordinary village…that is, unless you happen to be there on a Wednesday. For reasons unknown, everything goes haywire on Wednesdays and anyone who goes outside runs the risk of having things go terribly wrong. To battle the bizarre bad luck, the whole village shuts down on the third day of the week, staying inside with the shutters closed tight.
While the rest of the village is content to hide from its fears, though, curious Max simply cannot stand to be confined. In an unprecedented move, he steals out of his house one Wednesday and spends the whole day in unrestrained, unlucky, and highly messy glory. His good fortune soon changes when he runs into the gang of gobliny creatures who are the cause of the town’s troubles every week. Worse still: their evil leader has chosen him to join their ranks. Now, even on non-Wednesdays, uncontrollable and bizarre things are happening to Max and the whole village is turning against him.
How can Max possibly hope to find a cure for his case of the Wednesdays? Will he be able to team up with friends to outsmart the devious creatures and stop himself from transforming into one of them?
The Wednesdays is a very funny, very mysterious tale with good action and intrigue. Older readers will root for Max as he fights for his freedom.
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